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.