Policy Brief: E-commerce Infrastructure Development in CAREC

May 2021; CAREC Institute

This policy brief on e-commerce infrastructure development in CAREC examines the economic factors and conditions in CAREC in terms of affordability and access to ICT to engage in online transactions, bandwidth availability, availability of online payment options, e-commerce platforms, delivery and logistics, economies of scale, etc. and draws conclusions to overcome challenges. It compliments the phase one research of the CAREC Institute where the state of legislation and regulation of e-commerce in CAREC was analyzed (in May 2020) and recommendations were issued to modernize and harmonize them to harness the opportunities of e-commerce.

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