Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
Organized by the Division on Technology and Logistics, Knowledge Development Branch
Policy Capacity Building Section / P166 Courses
The Digital Economy and the Challenge of Structural Transformation in Developing Countries
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXV)
Monday, 28 October 2019 (10:00 to 13:00)

The short course will present the main technological and economic features of the so-called fourth industrial revolution such as the Internet of things, artificial intelligences, big data, machine learning, and robotization. It will analyse their current impacts on developing countries – including the LDCs – in terms of technological capabilities, productive transformation, employment generation, and foreign trade. Based on this, it will examine the policy options available to national policymakers and to the international community to strengthen the technological capabilities of developing countries and narrow the digital divide. These policies will contribute to the realization of the 2030 Agenda.


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