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dc.description.abstractE-commerce is a key component of the digital economy, allowing buyers and sellers to interact and transact online regardless of time and location. This has the potential to generate significant social and economic benefits, particularly in emerging countries. It can create jobs and stimulate economic activity by encouraging investment and opening up new markets to otherwise isolated rural communities. In ECCAS, retail services are still predominantly traditional and informal. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates that around 90% of transactions across Sub-Saharan Africa occur through informal channels. This is partly because of entrenched consumer attitudes and shopping behaviours. Mobile technology is a key driver of e-commerce services in ECCAS. As well as being the primary platform used to access the internet, mobile technology is also facilitating online payments through mobile money, helping to address the challenge of low penetration of bank cards and the risks associated with cash-on-delivery. By the end of 2020, there were 16 live mobile money services in ECCAS, serving nearly 50 million registered accounts. Governments in the sub-region have a significant role to play in implementing policies to address these challenges and stimulate investment in e-commerce services. Fundamentally, governments need to take a holistic approach to developing and implementing policies that underpin e-commerce services, recognizing that e-commerce is impacted by policies and activities in multiple and often disparate sectors, and that e-commerce growth can stimulate productivity and drive efficiency across the economy.en
dc.titleEnabling e-commerce in Central Africa :the role of mobile service and policy implicationsen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS::TELECOMMUNICATIONS::MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::TRADE PROMOTION, FACILITATION AND CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION::ELECTRONIC COMMERCEen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::TRADE PROMOTION, FACILITATION AND CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION::TRADE FACILITATIONen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::DIGITAL TECHNOLOGYen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CULTURE::COMMUNICATION AND MASS MEDIA::INTEGRATED SERVICES DIGITAL NETWORKSen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.creatorCorporate.fulltaxonomyCorporate Authors::United Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
ags.subjectThesaurusELECTRONIC COMMERCEen
ags.subjectThesaurusINTEGRATED SERVICES DIGITAL NETWORKSen
ags.subjectThesaurusTRADE FACILITATIONen
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICAen
ags.subjectThesaurusDIGITAL TECHNOLOGYen
ags.subjectThesaurusMOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICESen
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICAen
ags.descriptionNotesLibrary also has French edition under the title:"Facilitation du commerce électronique en Afrique Centrale"en
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes appendixen
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababaen
ags.publisherNameUN. ECA,en
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-15T18:21:28Z
dc.date.available2021-07-15T18:21:28Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10855/45276
uneca.workflow.processedtrue
uneca.language.supporteden
dc.format.extent59 p.:ill
dc.languageeng
dc.typeWorking paper
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.subjectThesaurusMOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES
ags.subjectThesaurusELECTRONIC COMMERCE
ags.subjectThesaurusTRADE FACILITATION
ags.subjectThesaurusDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
ags.subjectThesaurusINTEGRATED SERVICES DIGITAL NETWORKS
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICA
ags.subjectClassification06.06.00 TELECOMMUNICATIONS
ags.subjectClassification07.01.00 GENERAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRADE POLICY
ags.availabilityNumber2021
ags.availabilityNumberb11994459
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JNb11994459


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