September 2017

Beatrice Martinet contributes to “ICT Policy Review: National E-Commerce Strategy For Egypt” for the UN Conference on Trade and Development


E-commerce is expanding rapidly in developing countries. As more goods and services are traded online, it becomes increasingly important for enterprises to have an online presence. E-commerce is facilitated by improved connectivity and the rapid proliferation of mobile phones, social media and new innovations. At the same time,many developing countries need to overcome various barriers to seize the full benefits from the evolving digital economy.

UNCTAD’s ICT Policy Review Programme supports countries seeking to formulate a national e-commerce strategy through effective diagnostics, policy advice and customized strategy development. Egypt is the first country to benefit from the use of the ICTPR integrated e-commerce diagnostic framework.