CLOSING IN ON THE HOLY GRAIL OF WORLD TRADE: USING BLOCKCHAIN TO EXPAND SOUTHEAST ASIA’S TRADE. By Kati Suominen for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (October 2018). This paper examines the role of blockchain technologies in the Southeast Asian region, focusing on how they affect supply chains, trade finance, and related areas. The author also provides a series of options for policymakers to consider, particularly when considering how to use these technologies to also support the attainment of sustainable development objectives. To learn more, visit the ICTSD website.
WOMEN-LED FIRMS ON THE WEB: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS. By Kati Suominen for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (October 2018). This paper examines e-commerce from a gender perspective, with a thematic focus on regulatory challenges seen across select world regions. The author also puts forward options for policymakers’ consideration that could address some of the challenges that women face when taking part in cross-border e-commerce. The paper is available at the ICTSD website.
HOW THE G20 CAN HELP SUSTAINABLY RESHAPE THE GLOBAL TRADE SYSTEM: A COMPILATION OF ANALYSIS. By the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (October 2018). This compilation features a series of expert contributions examining different approaches that the G20 can take across various policy areas that will support the reshaping of the global trading system, along with addressing sustainability and other key objectives. The compilation is available for download at the ICTSD website.
GENDER EQUALITY AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC: BASELINE AND PATHWAYS FOR TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE BY 2030. Published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and UN Women (October 2018). This publication takes an Asia-Pacific regional focus, examining which policy changes and other factors may affect efforts to ensure gender equality by 2030. To learn more, visit the ADB website here.