e-Commerce platform by Digicel Tonga

About the Project

This project aims to develop an online e-commerce platform, focusing on SMEs. it will be a multivendor marketplace which will be a shared storefront for multiple sellers. the targeted segments will include women, agricultural/handicraft as well as informal sectors. in terms of capacity building, trainings and workshops will be used to enhance level of skills of those who will be trading on the platform.

Start and End Date

March
2022
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December
2022

Geographical Focus

Main Beneficiary

Private Sector

Status

Active

Budget ($)

Donors

Implementing Agency

UNCDF

Contact Person

Malieta Inoke
Country Coordinator, Tonga

Policy Area

PA5. Electronic Payment Solutions
PA7. Access to Finance for E-commerce

Strategic Output

5.1. Non-bank digital payment solutions for E-commerce are deployed across the Pacific.
7.1. Availability of risk sharing facilities and blended finance solutions has increased for E-commerce players (marketplace, vendors, merchants).

Measures

5.1.5 Operationalize partnerships with leading payment solutions providers for the creation of Pacific digital wallets with simple functionalities
7.1.1 Develop a regional grant & loan scheme for tech start-ups and E-commerce MSMEs

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