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Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.

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Leveraging Digital Connectivity for Post-COVID Competitiveness and Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitisation of economic activity. In some sectors, it has allowed digitally enabled firms to continue trading while others are shuttered. This new issue of Trade Hot Topics highlights several challenges that hinder greater digital connectivity in the Commonwealth and makes suggestions for how Commonwealth countries can integrate digital connectivity into their plans to ‘build back better’ post-COVID.

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Keywords: recovery, economics, connectivity, digitisation, COVID-19
JEL: O33: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights / Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes; F10: International Economics / Trade / Trade: General; O32: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights / Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
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