eLearning Course on the Production of Digital Economy Statistics

About the Project

This project aims to strengthen the capacity national statistical systems of Pacific countries to produce better, more reliable and internationally comparable digital economy statistics. The lack of such data currently constitutes a significant gap in the tool-kit policy makers need to design and implement ICT policies for development, including with reference to policy areas such as international trade, export promotion, foreign investment promotion and others. In this context, UNCTAD, in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC), has organized a self-paced online training course on measuring e-commerce and ICT use by enterprises, and on measuring international trade in ICT-enabled services. To support the countries with the implementation of the learnings from the trainings, follow-up advisory services will be provided as required.

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Thomas Van Giffen
Programme Manager, UNCTAD

Policy Area

PA1. E-commerce Readiness & Strategy Formulation

Strategic Output

1.2. Statistics on E-commerce are available to inform national and regional policymaking of FICs and the formulation of donor-funded programmes.


1.2.1 Establish a regional collection, production, compilation and dissemination mechanism for E-commerce statistics

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