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Re: Developing Nations Get Wired
Posted by: Luis Roberto Rivera 2003-11-26 08:49:07
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E-commerce is starting to find a place in some of the world's emerging economies. Governments and businesses in a growing number of developing countries have begun building the infrastructure needed for online commerce, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Governments are more and more aware that this can be a tremendous boon to their economy, said Angel Gonzalez-Sanz, an economist with the UN agency.


Re: Developing Nations Get Wired
Posted by: cab7063 2003-11-30 07:12:34 In reply to: Luis Roberto Rivera
I found the report for free online here http://r0.unctad.org/ecommerce/ecommerce_en/edr03_en.htm - they even say they'll send you a free hardcopy if you ask (!?); its also got a nice chapter on free/open source software and why developing countries should use it. The report is very "UN"-ish in language, a bit heavy at times. However, there's no anoying sales pitch like you get in many a consultant's or corporate white paper.
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