Value Creation and Capture in the Digital Economy – Development Implications
Speakers: Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson (UNCTAD)
The Digital Economy Report (DER) (formerly known as the Information Economy Report) this year examines the scope for value creation and capture in the digital economy by developing countries. It gives special attention to opportunities for these countries to take advantage of the data-driven economy as producers and innovators – but also to the constraints they face – notably with regard to digital data and digital platforms. This topic is timely, as only a decade remains for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Digital disruptions have already led to the creation of enormous wealth in record time, but this is highly concentrated in a small number of countries, companies and individuals. Meanwhile, digitalization has also given rise to fundamental challenges for policymakers in countries at all levels of development. Harnessing its potential for the many, and not just the few, requires creative thinking and policy experimentation. And it calls for greater global cooperation to avoid widening the income gap.
Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson is the Chief of the ICT Policy Section at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He is responsible for UNCTAD’s work on ICT, e-commerce and the digital economy. That includes the Digital Economy Report, eTrade for all, the E-commerce Week various capacity-building activities, and the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy. During the Online Event he will present crucial findings of the Digital Economy Report and discuss relevant development implications.
Wednesday, 11. March 2020
15:00– 15:45 Uhr (UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rom, Stockholm, Wien