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Bangladesh Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

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The eTrade Readiness Assessment of Bangladesh focuses on examining seven key policy areas that are most relevant for e-commerce. Within each area, critical readiness gaps are identified and relevant recommendations are proposed to overcome barriers and bottlenecks to the growth of digital trade. Bangladesh has made significant strides in the ICT area, and its efforts to develop the digital economy with strong public and private sector collaboration is a case-study in policy development. Indeed, with its young, dynamic and IT savvy population, Bangladesh is fertile ground for e-commerce to take root and benefit companies and end-consumers alike.

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Preface

The eTrade for all Initiative, launched at the fourteenth Ministerial Conference of UNCTAD in July 2016, is a practical example of how to harness the digital economy in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, notably Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 5, 8, 9, and 17. The initiative seeks to raise awareness, enhance synergies, and increase the scale of existing and new efforts by the development community to strengthen the ability of developing countries to engage in and benefit from e-commerce by addressing seven relevant policy areas.

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