Mongolian delegation, led by Permanent Representative H.E. Ms. Gerelmaa Davaasuren are participating the UNCTAD’s eWeek under the theme of “Shaping the future of the digital economy” from December 4-8 in Geneva.
Today, on the fifth day of the eWeek, a thematic session was held to launch the e-Trade Readiness Assessment of Mongolia which was jointly formulated by the Government of Mongolia and the UNCTAD between 2022-2023.
The session was opened by H.E. Mr. Uchral Nyam-Osor, Minister of Digital Development and Communications of Mongolia and Ms. Shamika Sirimanne, Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics of the UNCTAD and moderated by Permanent Representative H.E. Ms. Gerelmaa Davaasuren.
Participants to the session were introduced with the main findings and recommendations drawn from the аssessment, and a discussion geared towards the development of a robust e-commerce and digital ecosystem was held between development partners and relevant stakeholders involved in the digital transformation of Mongolia.
Panelists of the discussion were Mr. Tapan Mishra, UN Resident Coordinator in Mongolia, Mr. Olivier Marty, Senior Advisor, Trade Strategy and Competitiveness of International Trade Centre and Ms. Julia Anderson, Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
e-Trade Readiness Assessment of Mongolia was conducted around seven key pillars: digital strategies, Internet access and affordability, legal framework, trade logistics and infrastructure, digital skills, digital payment, access to finance to support governments, businesses, including women entrepreneurs, and consumers.
The E-Trade Readiness Assessment is available at the following link: unctad.org/publication/mongolia-etrade-readiness-assessment