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Published: 22 June 2018

Global Value Chain Policy Series: Services

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With new data revealing the extent of services’ contribution to global value chains, there has been greater policy interest in what drives services competitiveness. This paper traces the story of the evolving role of services in the global economy and how new technologies will impact services business models. It also highlights the opportunities services sectors provide for SME participation, economic development, gender equality and environmental sustainability.

With new data revealing the extent of services’ contribution to global value chains, there has been greater policy interest in what drives services competitiveness. This paper traces the story of the evolving role of services in the global economy and how new technologies will impact services business models. It also highlights the opportunities services sectors provide for SME participation, economic development, gender equality and environmental sustainability.

This paper is part of the Global Value Chain Policy Series.

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