Information Economy Report 2017: Digitalization, Trade, and Development

  • Date Posted: December 5, 2017
  • Organizations/Projects: UNCTAD
  • Document Types: Policy, Evidence or Research
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

The world is at the dawn of the next technological revolution. It will be multifaceted and its implications transformational.

Digitalization will create opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses, while also bringing enormous benefits to consumers. However, at the same time, it will disrupt existing practices, expose incumbents to competition, change skills requirements of workers and result in job losses in some countries and sectors.

The Information Economy Report 2017 looks at some of these trends, and examines how information and communications technologies are having an increasing impact on global trade and development.

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