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The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Accelerated Digital Transformations: UNCTAD

– CGTN Africa

Assessing the role of digital solutions in the COVID-19 pandemic

This article outlines the findings of a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) investigation into how COVID has made digital tools increasingly necessary, including for economic transactions, healthcare, and education. UNCTAD also looked at the obstacles that many countries face in the roll-out of digital transformation.

"The critical global policy challenge that emerges from this study is that greater efforts are needed to help reduce inequalities in e-trade readiness that currently prevail amongst countries."

The UNCTAD explored the potential role it could play in promoting global collaboration and support for countries who lack the digital resources to effectively tackle the effects of the pandemic.

The pandemic has also demonstrated the importance of ensuring consistency and avoiding duplication in international efforts.

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