Capturing the Gains in Africa, Making the Most of Global Value Chain Participation
February 2014 | Durham, NC | Annelies Goger, Andrew Hull, Stephanie Barrientos, Gary Gereffi, Shane GodfreyThis report was commissioned as a background paper for the annual OECD publication, “Africa Economic Outlook (AEO)” 2014. It provides a critical overview of the Capturing the Gains (CTG) research findings from Africa across three industries: horticulture, apparel and tourism. Specific emphasis is placed on identifying opportunities and challenges for economic and social upgrading within African GVCs so that workers and small producers can capture a fairer share of the gains from trade and economic growth. The report also offers sector specific GVC policy recommendations for African policy makers.
OECD Background Paper: Upgrading in Global Value Chains: Addressing the Skills Challenge in Developing Countries
September 2012 | Durham, NC | Karina Fernandez-Stark, Penny Bamber, Gary GereffiThis report was commissioned by OECD as a background paper for the annual OECD publication, “Perspectives of Development” 2013. This report examines the role of workforce development using the GVC methodology in four industries: apparel, fruit and vegetables, offshore services and tourism in 19 developing countries. The report presents a typology for policy recommendations to enhance the capabilities of the labor force to support GVC upgrading.