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Digital trade and dataflows: Drivers for inclusive development?

What is the connection between digital trade, data flows and inclusive development? How can digital trade provide benefits to developing countries and contribute to economic growth? What are the challenges for regulators and companies in less digitally advanced countries?

  • Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022
  • Time: 13.00-14.15 (CET)
  • Venue: Online

Making digital trade and data flows work for all

Digital transformation affects all parts of the economy, including companies’ production processes and how they trade. This transformation is underpinned by cross-border data flows, which are increasingly regulated. As digitally advanced countries move forward, there is a need to ensure that no countries are left behind.

Welcome to a conversation on how to make digital trade and cross-border data flows work for all, and the challenges and trade-offs that countries face. Discussions will build on insights from recent UNCTAD and OECD reports as well as a firm and regulatory perspective from Africa. The presentations and discussions will highlight the importance of digital trade and data flows for economic development and poverty reduction as well as solutions to digital inequalities.


  • Torbjörn Fredriksson, Head of the E-commerce and Digital Economy Branch, UNCTAD
  • Silvia Sorescu, Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
  • Eugene Nyamunga, Trade Facilitation Lead, RetailPay Limited
  • Dr John Owuor, Director, SPIDER Center
  • Moderator: Sabina Ciofu, Associate Director, TechUK

The webinar is organised by the National Board of Trade Sweden and Sida.

Uppdaterad: May 4, 2022