White Papers on Policy, Technology and Programmatic Solutions to Enable Ecommerce Development
Kati Suominen and Bonaly Phrasavath
In recent years, there has been growing discussion on “digital public infrastructures” (DPIs). This paper seeks to promote dialogue on DPIs, the fundamentals countries should have in place to adopt DPIs, and the competition policy and business models in promoting digitization and digital services for MSMEs.
The purpose of this report is to offer a mapping out MSME ecommerce development projects around the world in 2018-23 and analyzing the various approaches and beneficiaries, such as women and rural enterprises.
Kati Suominen, Erica Libertelli, Maria Luisa Boyce, Barbara Kotschwar, Erica Vambell
This paper explores how the Covid-19 crisis created greater gender disparities in the Latin American and Caribbean regions through disproportionately affecting women, and proposes ways that governments can support and empower women in the Covid-19 economic recovery.
The purpose of this report is to map out logistics technology companies enabling MSME ecommerce such as last mile delivery solutions in different regions of the world and propose models for development partners to help scale “logtechs” and their services to MSMEs that are selling and buying online.
This report seeks to connect the research and work on platforms and that on women-led firms in ecommerce to ask how development organizations, governments, and corporations could work with platforms to benefit women-led firms seeking to grow through ecommerce, and scale the impact on women-led firms.
Kati Suominen and Erica Vambell
The purpose of this report is to contribute to the growing discussions on cross-border data transfer policies in Africa, and to discuss regional data transfer policies that are compatible with the aims of free trade and MSME cross-border ecommerce.
Kati Suominen, Erica Vambell, Bonaly Phrasavath
This report is the first attempt to measure ecommerce ecosystems' robustness and maturity, and develop an index supportive of interventions that bolster countries’ ecommerce ecosystems, and measure the impact of these interventions.
The purpose of this paper is to identify the patterns, drivers and effect of FD in developing countries’ ecommerce ecosystems, in order to systematically promote policies and programs conducive to FDI in ecommerce.
Empowering women-led firms in the digital economy: Roadmap
Kati Suominen with Erica Vambell
This paper, co-sponsored by eTrade Alliance partner Visa, is a data-driven roadmap for governments, corporations, and the international development community to optimize capacity-building work to enable women-led firms sell online and thrive in the global digital economy.
This white paper discusses the creation and adoption of a self-sovereign corporate digital IDs to enable especially developing country MSMEs to onboard B2B marketplaces, access financial and trade services, and build trust with trading partners.
Kati Suominen and Erica Vambell
This paper creating a typology of creators and assessing the platforms they leverage to sell their work, leveraging Visa-sponsored survey data on creators in 17 economies around the world, to understand creators’ characteristics, performance, and challenges; and discussing emerging policy developments around the world that affect creators.
Kati Suominen and Michael Poor
The purpose of this report is to promote dialogue on concrete policy and technology solutions to accelerate the interoperability of digital payments in the Asia-Pacific, in order to support MSMEs’ crossborder ecommerce.
Developing country MSMEs see access to finance as a key constraint to their digital transformation. This brief reviews digital transformation fund models around the world, and discusses how businesses and governments could build on these efforts to unlock financing for digitizing MSMEs.
Kati Suominen, Jobberman and PeopleTree
This report reviews the results of a large-scale data and lessons-learned from an online survey measuring the cognitive abilities and skills of 27,216 Nigerian workers across a range of sectors, performed by the Jobberman employment portal of Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) using a template developed by PeopleTree.
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.