The Duke GVC Center conducted a study, Opportunities for Upgrading in Peru, commissioned by the World Bank (2015) to support the growth and productivity agenda in Peru with a focus on three important industries for the country: table grapes, mining equipment and pima cotton. The study resulted in three reports with the overarching objectives being to understand the participation of Peru in each GVC and to recommend upgrading trajectories.
Challenge: The goal of the reports was to understand Peru’s position in each sector from the perspective of the global value chain and highlight potential for upgrading.
Approach & Outcome: The Duke GVC Center research team identified opportunities for improvement in the areas of labor productivity, participation of small firms, and creating linkages that would enable the values from these export activities in these three sectors to spill over into the rest of the economy. To take advantage of these opportunities, the research studies highlighted different policy shifts. The report was based on both primary and secondary information sources. In addition to interviews with firms operating in the different sectors and supporting institutions, the reports drew on secondary research and information sources, including Peruvian organizations.