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Online Event with UNCTAD: Value Creation and Capture in the Digital Economy – Development Implications

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Value Creation and Capture in the Digital Economy – Development Implications
Speakers: Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson (UNCTAD)

Description

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.

Time

Wednesday, 11. March 2020
15:00– 15:45  Uhr (UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rom, Stockholm, Wien 

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