This publication is the output of the project on “Capacity Building in Internet Governance” financially supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea. The project aimed at the government policy makers and implementers to utilize their capacity for formulation and implementation of essential public and other policies relevant to internet governance for sustainable socio-economic development and to enhance effective participation in the regional and global internet governance forums.
In developing countries, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have great difficulty in obtaining the necessary financial resources to effectively scale up and grow their businesses. This report provides: (i) an assessment of the financing needs voiced by techno-entrepreneurs; (ii) a review of the financing opportunities available; and (iii) a series of suggestions regarding possible measures to alleviate the financing gap.
The paper highlights various legal issues that may hinder e-commerce and the solutions that have been devised at international and regional levels to resolve the issues. This includes comparative studies of countries that have successfully implemented or incorporated e-commerce solutions into daily government activities. The intended result is to show how e-commerce can be transformed to work.