E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Forum: E-Commerce and Covid-19

During this informal meeting, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) debated the main findings of a recent CUTS study on “Fast Forward E-Commerce: How can Developing Countries Leap E-Commerce Barriers in the post-Covid-19 Era?”. The study examines the impact of COVID-19 on digital trends in developing countries and LDCs, in light of their pre-existing structural barriers to e-commerce growth. It also looks into the possible means for them to leapfrog the digital divide and catch-up with an accelerating race to a digitalied global trade and economy