Assessment of e-commerce readiness in Eswatini

The Project at A Glance

Over the last couple of decades, e-commerce has emerged as a powerful driver of economic growth, by boosting consumption and trade activities, creating new jobs, opening up new markets to small traders and encouraging competition and innovation across all sectors.
International Economics is undertaking an e-commerce readiness assessment for Eswatini, as requested by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade in partnership with Eswatini Communications Commission (ESCCOM).

This project is expected to help policymakers of Eswatini to assess the digital readiness of the country to engage in e-commerce activities, by providing a diagnostic of the digital ecosystem. Our Team will contribute to the efforts by the Government of Eswatini to leverage ICTs for development, including through economic diversification, job creation and increased trade activities. The national E-commerce strategy will provide a roadmap for the emergence of a domestic ecommerce ecosystem by identifying economic opportunities supportive of Eswatini’s strategic development goals and by proposing measures to address structural constraints and support the country’s digital transformation.

Our Strategy and Impact

Our Team will conduct an assessment of Eswatini’s e-commerce readiness to allow Eswatini to better engage in and benefit from e-commerce. The assessment will include an in-depth diagnostic of the national ecommerce ecosystem as well as a comprehensive strategy, including a detailed plan to implement priority actions, across a range of policy areas. Particular focus will be devoted to ensuring that stakeholders have the adequate capacity to participate in the strategy development process and to identifying the governance structure that will contribute to the elaboration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the e-commerce strategy.

Our Core Solutions

International Economics Consulting provides advice and solutions on some of the latest emerging trends in e-commerce and digital trade such as paperless trading, e-payments, online consumer protection and data protection. We assist governments and businesses worldwide in creating an enabling environment for e-commerce and digital trade, to maximise economic growth and development.

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