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eTrade Alliance Podcast Series:
Development Through Digitization, Insights from the Field

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The eTrade Alliance brings you a series of interviews and discussions with individuals leading its international economic development initiatives. These sessions engage the speakers on their perspectives and insights into what is and isn't working in generating inclusive growth for MSMEs (specifically women-led and rural businesses) through the use of ecommerce and cross-border digital trade.

"Logistics and cross-border sales - MSME capacity building and training for managing exports" - February 2023

Maria Luisa Boyce, Vice President of Global Affairs at UPS

Listen in as we speak with Maria Luisa Boyce about initiatives that UPS has supported to improve MSMEs' ability to manage logistics for cross-border sales in Latin America and across the world. We discuss how the eTrade Alliance and UPS have worked together to assist female entrepreneurs in growing their businesses by building their skills and knowledge in exporting.

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"What works in ecommerce capacity-building" - January 2023

Erica Libertelli, Director of the eCommerce Institute

In this episode, Erica Libertelli from the eCommerce Institute talks with our host about the importance of training and capacity-building in supporting the growth of e-commerce and cross-border trade. 

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"International Trade and Sustainable Economic Growth" - July 2023

Steven Pope, Group Head of Trade Facilitation at DHL

In this episode, Michael speaks with Steve Pope, Group Head of Trade Facilitation at DHL. They discuss Mr. Pope's journey from public policy into the private sector and DHL's GoTrade Initiative, which aims to train small-medium-sized enterprises in developing and least-developed countries to engage in cross-border trade. Continue listening to learn more!

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