Torbjorn Fredriksson

Chief, ICT Analysis Section



WHO IS Torbjorn Fredriksson

Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson heads the ICT Analysis Section at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He is responsible for the annual Information Economy Report (IER) and UNCTAD’s work on ICT sector development, e-commerce and ICT measurement. The 2015 edition of the IER focused on the potential of e-commerce for developing countries. It featured among other things the UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index and the Global Mapping of Cyberlaws. Mr Fredriksson joined the UN in 2000 and was for eight years one of the main authors of the World Investment Report. Before joining UNCTAD, he held positions at the Invest in Sweden Agency and the Swedish Ministry of Industry and Commerce. He is the author of several books and has published articles related to international trade, investment and technology. He has an MSc in International Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.


The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly dealing with trade, investment and development issues. Its goals are to assist developing countries in their efforts to integrate into the world economy on an equitable basis. Within the UNCTAD Division on Technology and Logistics, the ICT Analysis Section carries out policy-oriented analytical work on the development implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs). It is responsible for the preparation of the Information Economy Report. The ICT Analysis Section promotes international dialogue on issues related to ICTs for development, and contributes to building developing countries’ capacities to measure the information economy and to design and implement relevant policies and legal frameworks.

Address: Palais des Nations, 8-14 - Genève - 1211 (Switzerland)
Phone: +41 22 917 12 34

My Sessions

How can e-Commerce and digital sustain charity organizations?


This panel will take a look at how e-Commerce can support charity fundraising activities. In our digital world, charities and non-profit organisations are naturally turning to the web to raise money and awareness about their causes; our experts will discuss how ideas and digital techniques developed by e-Commerce can be harnessed by these institutions to […]

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