global value chains

November 12, 2020 - Bruno Casella

Climbing the ladder under the storm: How the COVID crisis is changing the GVC development strategies of LDCs

The combined and cumulative effect of pre-existing technological, policy and sustainability trends and the current COVID crisis is set to strike a perfect storm in the system of international production and GVCs.

October 20, 2020 - Stacey Frederick and Jack Daly

Global value chain lens can inform responses to bolster tourism industry in developing countries

The COVID-19 pandemic is a testament to the global value chain (GVC) world we live in; what happens in one country has profound impacts, intended and unintended, across countries.

October 15, 2020 - Bright Simons

Scale tangles with agility in African pharma supply chains, unleashing new forces

Medicine retail and logistics in Africa are a highly fragmented business.

October 08, 2020 - Fabrice Lehmann, Carlos Cordon

Business supply chain strategies are evolving, can poor countries benefit?

Multiple sourcing and proximity sourcing are shaping into long-term trends as global firms hardwire resilience and agility into their supply chains.

September 07, 2020 - Stephanie Barrientos, Charlotte Pallangyo

Building back equitably: Spotlight on women workers in global value chains

Women workers in global value chains have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

June 30, 2020 - Fabrice Lehmann

Can Madagascar inspire reform of global fashion’s US$2.5 trillion supply chains?

The collapse in trade provoked by the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fragility of carefully constructed supply chains in the global fashion industry, and the asymmetries with which they are governed.

June 15, 2020 - Violeta Gonzalez, Houria Djoudi

Protecting trees, empowering women, ensuring incomes – suggestions for a just shea story

How to ensure the women who collect shea benefit from being part of the global marketplace

June 05, 2020 - Jodie Keane

Least developed country vulnerabilities exposed by COVID-19

The world is changing, and so should our support to the world’s poorest countries

June 02, 2020 - Michelle Kovacevic

Creating a strong investment climate in the wake of COVID-19

Supply chains are vulnerable, but there is also promise in new sectors for least developed countries

April 14, 2020 - Paolo Omar Cerutti

A traded tree: What rosewood means for Africa

Following research into the mukula value chain, recommendations to preserve livelihoods and landscapes

April 09, 2020 - Trudi Hartzenberg

COVID-19 in Africa – some reflections on trade matters

Poverty, inequality and exclusion are key factors contributing to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on all African countries.

December 02, 2019 - Mohammad A. Razzaque, Syed Mortuza Ehsan, Brendan Vickers

Poorest countries caught in the global trade turmoil

Least developed countries (LDCs) confront a challenging global trade landscape, from slower long-term growth rates and rising protectionism to a weakening nexus between trade and GDP growth.