E-commerce Services & Digital Economy - EBRD
One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 020 7338 6000
E-commerce and the digital economy offer new opportunities for enterprises to engage in international trade and participate in value chains. Supporting enterprises to innovate, upgrade and advance towards the frontier of doing business has traditionally been at the core of EBRD’s mandate. Important priorities are (i) improving telecoms regulation to support infrastructure development, (ii) supporting private sector investment in research and development; and (iii) developing ecosystems that allow venture capital and private equity firms to grow. The EBRD has also launched the Knowledge Economy Initiative, working with countries on innovation-related issues and providing funding to the private sector, in order to stimulate competition, attract investors and encourage entrepreneurs to commercialize their ideas. Projects may also include specific support to develop or strengthen new sales channels such as e-commerce. Investment activities are complemented by policy initiatives that cover a wide range of activities, supporting both private sector enterprises and public/regulatory entities.
For more information: www.ebrd.com/ict