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E-Commerce and the WTO: A Developmental Agenda

The rise of e-commerce presents both challenges and opportunities, leading to calls for multilateral trading rules at the WTO. The route to industrial development is changing and rules at the WTO – the subject of this paper – will have important i…

The Digital Economy and Ecommerce in Africa - Drivers of the African Free Trade Area?

This special report looks at the development of the digital economy, and in particular ecommerce, in Africa, against the backdrop of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The AfCFTA, when implemented, will encourage cross-border intra-Af…

The Impact of E-Wallet Fertilizer Subsidy Scheme and its Implication on Food Security in Nigeria

This study examined the impacts of the e-wallet fertilizer subsidy scheme on quantity of fertilizer use, crop output and yield in Nigeria. The study made use of the Nigeria General Household Survey (GHS)-Panel Datasets of 2010/2011 and 2012/2013 whi…

Leveraging Private Flows from Digital Technology to Finance SDGs in Africa: E-Business Revenue Opportunities Amidst IFF Challenges

The sixth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development seeks to ' Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063". The forum seeks to explore, gain insights into, share and agree on collective …

Rwanda's Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery: The Role of E-Commerce

In common with other sub-Saharan African countries, the Rwandan economy has been hit hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Government of Rwanda is rightly focusing on ensuring a rapid economic recovery. One policy area of focus, to help ensure rapid ec…

Building an Environment for Inclusive Digital Transformation in Africa: Roadmap to Reform

The digital economy, including cross-border services, digital trade, and electronic commerce (eCommerce), contributes to democratic and economic development by expanding market access for local businesses, promoting inclusive trade, creating jobs, a…

Intersectional Inequality Inhibits Digital Substitution aimed at Mitigating COVID-19 Effects in South Africa

The social distancing and lockdown measures that were put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 has led to an inevitable surge in the uptake of digital services globally. The lockdown policies, aimed at decelerating cases of COVID-19, resulted in …

TANA Papers 2020

This set of policy briefs intend to inform the upcoming discussions at the 9th Tana Forum. This year’s theme is “The AfCFTA: Revitalizing Pan Africanism for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa.” The first brief by Brenda K. Kombo “Strengthen…

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