Global Value Chains Platform

Global Value Chains (GVCs) have become a key feature of the trade and investment landscape, with over half of world goods imports consisting of intermediates. These networks enhance economic growth and allow many developing countries to integrate into the global trade system and diversify their exports. However, GVCs also raise important development, inclusion and sustainability concerns. Many countries are left out. The distribution of gains within countries that are part of GVCs is highly uneven. The social and environmental impacts of supply chain operations need to be better measured and improved.

The GVC Platform creates a community of experts, policymakers, businesses and civil society organisations through digital interactions, workshops, conferences and other events to promote evidence-based policies in the areas of trade, investment, services, competition, taxation, visa and immigration, standards and regulation and trade and investment facilitation. 

The community also showcases public and private sector policies and practices which successfully improve the sustainable development impacts of GVCs. New partnerships are also scoped to improve GVC outcomes. 

You can read the outputs to date below from our GVC Policy Series of white papers written and reviewed by the community on these topics. 

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