Reports and White Papers
(forthcoming in May 2021)
Kati Suominen, Erica Vambell, and Mariah Furtek
This report maps the adoption of 130 policies conducive to MSME ecommerce in 10 major policy areas in 52 countries, most of them developing and emerging nations of Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America.
This white paper aims to contribute to African governments and African Union Commission’s work to promote MSME ecommerce with new survey diagnostics of over 2,000 African MSMEs, policy analytics in 12 Africa countries, and fresh pilot ideas to enable African MSMEs to engage in trade through ecommerce.
Corporate Digital Identity to Enable Developing Country MSMEs' Use of Ecommerce
This white paper discusses the creation and adoption of government-backed corporate digital IDs to enable especially developing country MSMEs to onboard B2B marketplaces, access financial and trade services, and build trust with trading partners.
This paper brings together the Alliance's research and data on Mexico and new policy ideas to promote Mexican MSMEs' use of ecommerce as well as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for expanding their trade.
Empowering women-led firms in the digital economy: Roadmap
This paper is a data-driven roadmap for governments, private sector actors, and the international development community to optimize their growing support and capacity-building work to enable women-led firms sell online and thrive in the global digital economy. Co-branded with Visa.