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Global Value Chains & Development

Can global value chain PPPs reach the poor? Latest lessons learned

February 27, 2015   |   Adva Saldinger   |   Devex Impact
Global value chains are ripe with partnership opportunities between governments, donors and businesses. While they often result in economic benefits, it’s time to take a look at how those gains are distributed — and whether they impact the poor.
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Report and Joint Initiative Boost New Drive in Fostering Manufacturing Capabilities

November 10, 2014   |   Oliver Cann   |   World Economic Forum

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The Tangible Case for Infrastructure Investment

October 21, 2014   |   Scott Paul   |   Huffington Post
This article cites research conducted by CGGC researchers on U.S. transportation infrastructure.
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How piecemeal approach to fixing transportation infrastructure may have cost America almost 1M jobs

October 16, 2014   |   Jason deBruyn   |   Triangle Business Journal
A federal piecemeal approach to rebuilding America’s lagging transportation infrastructure has cost this country more than 900,000 jobs, according to Duke University social science researchers.
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Infrastructure Investment Creates American Jobs

October 15, 2014   |   Lukas Brun, Jason Jolley, Andrew Hull, Stacey Frederick   |   Alliance for American Manufacturing Press Release
A piecemeal federal policy approach to investing in the nation’s decaying transportation infrastructure has cost America over 900,000 jobs – specifically, more than 97,000 manufacturing jobs – and is creating a significant drag on the economy.
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No Reason to Wait: Rebuild Now to Save American Competitiveness

October 15, 2014   |   Alliance for American Manufacturing Press Release
Washington, D.C.-- Washington’s piecemeal approach to investing in the nation’s decaying transportation infrastructure costs the United States over 900,000 jobs – more than 97,000 in manufacturing – and makes the United States less competitive than its top trading partners, according to a new report by the Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC).
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International Development Organizations To Use The Global Value Chain (GVC)

July 28, 2014   |   Gary Gereffi, Xubei Luo   |   Ideas for Africa
The African Development Bank, OECD Development Centre, and the United Nations Development Programme became the latest international development organisations to use the global value chain (GVC) framework in examining Africa’s potential integration into GVCs in the 2014 African Economic Outlook: Global Value Chains and Africa’s Industrialisation (AfDB, OECD, and UNDP 2014). Global value chains have become increasingly prominent within the development community, and there has been an active debate about whether the framework is being used to advance neo-liberal or pro-poor development objectives (Dalle et al. 2014). Actually, both arguments are valid. While the explosion of inter-firm trade in intermediate products and ‘trade in tasks’ has indeed transformed the way we think about competitiveness and global trade (Lamy 2013, Timmeret al. 2013), GVC scholars are also advancing a new development agenda by highlighting the risks as well as the opportunities associated with participation in GVCs, and assessing how both economic and social upgrading might occur in developing economies (Gereffi and Luo 2014).
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Global Research, Domestic Benefits

January 14, 2014   |   David Jarmul   |   Duke Today
Experts in diverse fields collaborate regularly with colleagues in the developing world
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Costa Rica debe optar por investigación y desarrollo para perfeccionar la cadena de valor

August 07, 2013   |   Gilda González Sandoval,STACEY FREDERICK, JENNIFER BAIR, GARY GEREFFI   |   El Financiero newspaper
Es la conclusión del Centro de Globalización, Gobernanza y Competitividad, de la Universidad de Duke, Estados Unidos, en un estudio realizado para el Ministerio de Comercio Exterior (Comex).
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Participación de Costa Rica en cadenas globales de valor: mapeo y perspectivas futuras

August 07, 2013   |   Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica, STACEY FREDERICK, JENNIFER BAIR, GARY GEREFFI   |   Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica

Gary Gereffi and , August 7, 2013Prof. Gary Gereffi, Director del Centro de Globalización, Gobernanza y Competitividad, Duke University & Sra. Anabel González, Ministra de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica






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Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade: “Connecting to value chains”

July 08, 2013   |   WTO

Gary Gereffi hosting the Panel at WTO Aid for Trade, July 2013The 4th Global Review was underpinned by an extensive monitoring exercise by the OECD and WTO, together with Grow Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Trade Centre, the International Telecommunications Union and the World Tourism Organization. Results from this monitoring exercise informed debate at the Review meeting.




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Women's Untapped Potential: Examining Gender Dynamics in Global Trade

April 09, 2013   |   Cornelia Staritz, co-authors: Penny Bamber, Julia Oliver   |   the World Bank's The Trade Post blog
Introducing the report :Global Value Chains, Economic Upgrading and Gender
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Coal Use Rising Internationally, Environmentalists Must Shape Its Course

March 27, 2013   |   Dan Vermeer, Josh Seidenfeld   |   The Energy Collective

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Ganamos prestigio en industria médica

March 25, 2013   |   Fabio Parreaguirre   |   La Republica
Interview with Gary Gereffi for the Life Sciences Forum Costa Rica 2013.
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CGGC Nicaragua Delegation Meeting

March 20, 2013

Baltodano, Samuels and GlasOn March 20, 2013, a delegation from Nicaragua led by General Alvaro Baltodano, Presidential Delegate for Investment, Promotion and Foreign Trade, met with Stacey Frederick, Research Scientist, Karina Fernandez-Stark, Senior Research Analyst and Mike Hensen, Assistant Director, all of the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC), an SSRI affiliate, to follow up on a 2010 CGGC research project led my CGGC Director and Duke Professor of Sociology Gary Gereffi on improving the competitiveness of Nicaragua's textiles and apparel industry. This study, co-authored by Gereffi and Duke alumnus and current University of Colorado faculty member Jennifer Bair and a team of CGGC staff researchers, led the research team to Nicaragua in the fall of 2010 to interview textile and apparel companies, and government officials involved in trade promotion in this sector. The recent visit to Duke, facilitated by Ambassador Michael Samuels, President of Samuels International Affiliates who was further accompanied by Ms. Kimberly Glas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles and Apparel in the US Department of Commerce, was to discuss possible future CGGC research targeted at identifying new growth strategies for Nicaragua in textiles, including attracting foreign direct investment in Nicaragua, that would increase national employment and improve Nicaragua's overall global market share in this industry.

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Progress Enterprise: Ships Could Start Here

January 30, 2013   |   Adam Jacobs, Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   South Shore Now
There is a simple reason why Irving should bring subcontracts of its national shipbuilding contract to Lunenburg. Mr. Kinley was speaking to the media shortly after Premier Darrell Dexter announced the results of Duke University’s (Durham, North Carolina) Centre on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness study, which suggests Nova Scotia should be at the centre of Canada’s shipbuilding future.
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Sydney companies mentioned in shipbuilding report

January 29, 2013   |   Ryan Van Horne,Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   Cape Breton Post
HALIFAX — The owner of a Sydney company touted in a Duke University report on Nova Scotia’s shipbuilding capability says the mention is a feather in his company’s cap.
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Ships contract creates opportunities offshore

January 25, 2013   |   Remo Zaccagna,Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   The Chronicle Herald
Report author stresses potential for firms with nautical expertise to find markets elsewhere.
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NS must become centre of shipbuilding excellence, study says

January 24, 2013   |   BEVERLEY WARE,Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   The Chronicle Herald
... companies over the next little while,” Dexter said of the study, conducted by Duke University's Center on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness.
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Shipbuilding contracts should lead to 30 years of opportunity

January 24, 2013   |   Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   NG News
Duke University's Centre on Globalization, Governance and Competitiveness in Durham, NC, prepared the study, which shows how local companies could become ...
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The value beyond ships

January 24, 2013   |   Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   The Chronicle Herald Editorial
SHIPS Start Here doesn’t stop with ships. And the local opportunity to be reaped from the $33-billion worth of ships Ottawa will be building over the next 30 years isn’t limited to the patrol ships and frigates that Irving Shipbuilding Inc. will be building in Halifax. That’s the message Nova Scotia businesses should draw from the Shipbuilding Value Chains analysis the province commissioned from Duke University researchers and released Thursday in Lunenburg.
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Charting a Course for 30 Years of Work

January 24, 2013   |   Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun, Shawn Stokes, Andrew Guinn   |   Nova Scotia - Social Media Release
The province is helping Nova Scotians get ready to make the most of the federal shipbuilding contracts that will bring 30 years of opportunities and good jobs. Premier Darrell Dexter released an analysis of the range of activities needed to create, produce, deliver and maintain the arctic offshore patrol ships, polar icebreaker, and research vessels.
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Geosynthetics Industry Poised to Grow as Gulf Coast Restoration Ramps Up

July 26, 2012   |   Elizabeth Skree   |   EDF
What are geosynthetics and why are they central to the creation of jobs and expansion of coastal restoration projects?
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RESTORE Act creates jobs along ailing Gulf Coast

June 11, 2012   |   Zoe Sullivan   |   The Louisiana Weekly
Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), released a study last week on the job opportunities in wetlands restoration. The study, commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation and conducted by Mather Economics, found that the potential positive impact of RESTORE Act funding would be substantial. The RESTORE Act is an amendment attached the transportation bill currently being discussed in conference committees between the U.S. House and Senate. The Act would create a trust for Clean Air and Water Act fines levied against BP and others for the damage to the environment caused by the 2010 BP oil disaster.
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RESTORE fines focused on Oyster Reef restoration will jumpstart Gulf economy, create jobs

June 08, 2012   |   Peter Schorsch   |   SaintPetersBlog
After a comprehensive investigation into the hiring potential of 130 nationwide firms involved in the oyster reef restoration industry, the Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness today released a report, "RESTORING GULF OYSTER REEFS: Opportunities for Innovation," finding that oyster reef restoration projects could provide quadruple economic returns for the Gulf Coast states.
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RESTORE Act Fines Could Provide Job Opportunities in the Gulf Coast, 32 Other States

December 05, 2011   |   Restore the Mississippi River Delta
The Clean Water Act penalties from last year’s BP oil disaster could kick start the launch of a long-term investment in ecosystem restoration and create jobs that would benefit at least 140 businesses with nearly 400 employee locations in 37 states, including more than 260 in the Gulf Coast and nearly 60 in Florida, according to a new Duke University study.
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Spend Oil Spill Fines on Restoration

December 05, 2011   |   WCTV News
With Congressional hearings slated for Wednesday and litigation moving forward, a leading environmental group on Monday urged federal lawmakers to use expected fines from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on restoration efforts that will translate into jobs and economic growth.
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Federal RESTORE Act would generate many jobs for Florida businesses

December 05, 2011   |   WTSP News
A lot of jobs are on the line as Congress prepares to vote on a bill that would set aside the cash BP will eventually pay in fines for last year's oil spill. That's according to a new report from the Environmental Defense Fund. The report also concludes those fines could help launch an entire new industry focusing on coastal restoration.
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Targeting oil spill fines to ecosystem restoration could be big job generator, report says

December 05, 2011   |   Bruce Alpert   |
A report by Duke University says legislation that would target Clean Water Act penalties from the BP oil spill to ecosystem restoration could be a big job generator, including for firms facing cuts in oil and gas industry work.
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Advancing U.S. Competitiveness Means Retooling the Work Force

January 31, 2011   |   Marcy Lowe   |   Atlanta Journal Constitution
What are the implications of a national commitment to invest in our infrastructure and in clean energy to ensure that our country creates the world's best innovators?
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If high-speed rail blossoms, big profits ahead for state firms

June 28, 2010   |   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pennsylvania is poised to reap big economic benefits from the push for a national high-speed passenger rail system, according to a study. The Duke University study said Pennsylvania has the second-most rail manufacturing facilities in the U.S., 26 of them, at a time when the industry expects to grow as a high-speed system takes shape.
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Work Visa Numbers Get Squishy

April 01, 2009   |   Wall Street Journal
Research conducted at Duke University contributes to study that shows both sides in the debate over employee immigration policies misuse data to advance their positions on the issue.
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Is the U.S. Experiencing its First Brain Drain?

March 31, 2009   |    Vivek Wadhwa   |   New America Media
The United States has long served as a magnet for the world's talented scientists, engineers and mathematicians. But, this trend may now be reversing and the United States may be experiencing the first brain drain in its history.
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The Global Value Chain Initiative and Other Value Chain Research: A Digital Interview with Dr. Gary Gereffi

February 21, 2008   |   Gary Gereffi   |   USAID
Jeanne Downing interviewed Dr. Gary Gereffi as part of microLINKS Conversations, a series featuring interviews with microenterprise practitioners and experts, Microenterprise Development, US Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C. This interview provides an overview of how the GVC approach has been institutionalized at Duke and elsehwere.
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CGGC: Globalization Gets Real

October 14, 2007   |   Gist from the Mill
An interview with Gary Gereffi on globalization.
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How Getting Chummy with China Helps North Carolina

September 20, 2007   |   Gary Gereffi   |   Raleigh News & Observer
An op-ed by Gary Gereffi in the Raleigh News & Observer based on testimony he gave to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on September 6, 2007.
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American Consumers to Blame for Huge Trade Deficit with China

February 08, 2007   |   Gary Gereffi   |   Raleigh News & Observer
An article by Gary Gereffi in the Baltimore Sun. This op ed also appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on February 9, 2007 under the heading, “Whose goods are these?”
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Wal-Mart Research

November 16, 2004   |   PBS Frontline
This project examines the rise of Wal-Mart and other global retailers and their diverse impact on national and international economies, as well as global commodity chains.
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