Fueling Digital Trade: The Global Landscape and Implications For Africa
21. July 2017
The paper by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) proposes specific ways in which developing countries can best fuel trade in the digital era. It pays special attention to eastern and southern Africa, regions where e-commerce is still quite nascent and can play a transformative role in meeting some of the leading challenges such as unemployment and poverty. The paper argues that gains from digitisation to trade and growth are not automatic in developing economies. Rather, these gains depend on an adequate infrastructure and on supportive policies at national and international levels.