The Digital Economy Report 2021 takes a deep dive into the development and policy implications of cross-border flows of digital data. The report provides a fresh and holistic view of this particular kind of international economic flow. It examines recent trends and global developments in the data-driven digital economy, and reviews existing data governance approaches at the national, regional and multilateral levels. The report calls for innovative governance approaches that reflect the multiple and interlinked dimensions of data, balancing different interests and needs in a way that supports inclusive and sustainable development with the full participation of all countries.
In this video, the report's main findings are presented, followed by a moderated panel discussion.
The event is jointly hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), in partnership with George Washington University's Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub (DataGov Hub), the Internet and Jurisdiction Policy Network, and New York University’s The Governance Lab (The GovLab).