GCEL's members and supporters have been advocating the importance of the Digital Economy towards achieving sustainable economic growth. Today, the Digital Economy has been adopted by the G20 Leaders as a key policy directive.
From A Global Policy Perspective
From A Macro Perspective
More than 150 countries with nearly 75 percent of the world citizens, represented through their pan regional organizations including the Organization of American States (OAS), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), African Union (AU), League of Arab States (LAS), and others, have signed MOUs and published economic roadmaps towards deployment of the Digital Economy.
From a Micro Perspective
Demand for the DEP has been established among trade participants at the ground level, as evidenced by GCEL’s G20 Nations Case Study of Shipment and Trade Efficiency Assessment (SEA) conducted in partnership with 90 G20 Ministries, IGOs/NGOs, academia, and private sector experts.
This Study involved small, medium, and large B2B firms in all G20 nations across 19 trade industry clusters has collected over 1.2 million data points with staggering results: 90.4% of firms do not have integrated systems and 94.5% demand new digital tools to succeed at the ground level.