South-South Cooperation in a Digital World – 2018 Annual Report in South-South Cooperation

Sep 7, 2019 | Publications, Research

This report jointly developed by the Finance Centre for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) provides an in-depth analysis of the potential opportunities and potential risks of digitalization for development progress in the Global South, particularly in terms of progress towards SDGs.

The report first explores and analyses development prospects as well as trends affecting digital industries in the Global South and puts forward proposals for digital industrial cooperation among Southern countries. Second, this report focuses on the impact of digital technology on promoting cross-border trade and trade facilitation, the application of smart contracts in cross-border trade and smart supervision issues. It further provides analysis on the potential of digital finance to promote the development of inclusive finance and proposes developing digital financial infrastructure, human capital investment and capacity-building in developing countries.