Overview of Work

Clients

Geographies

Industries

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Africa

Research in Africa has focused on inclusive development, upgrading, and workforce development opportunities for several countries in a range of agrifood, light manufacturing, and service industries. The following is a snapshot of work on Africa: Reports: 16 Publications: 9 Geographies:...

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Apparel

The apparel global value chain (GVC) has been one of the hallmark cases of globalization, since the establishment of the Multifibre Arrangement (MFA) in the early 1970s through the phase-out of the MFA in 2005. The MFA quota system sparked...

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Asia

The Duke GVC Center's work provides decisionmakers in Asia with new language and tools to understand globalization and economic development.

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Automotive & Transportation

The automobile and transportation industries have been considered a classic example of a producer-driven value chain. The Duke GVC Center researchers, in collaboration with scholars at other universities, have published a wide range of articles on the automotive and transportation...

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COMEX (Costa Rica)

The Duke GVC Center embarked on a series of studies for the Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX) in Costa Rica to understand the participation of Costa Rica in four global value chains: medical devices, electronics, aerospace, and offshore services. The...

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COVID-19

Presentations, reports, papers and blogs in this section are related to global value chains and COVID-19. Gary Gereffi and IMF’s economist Tamim Bayoumi joined DUCIGS Director Giovanni Zanalda in a webinar conversation on April 21, 2020 on the impact of...

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EDF Corporate Partnerships

The Duke GVC Center’s relationship with Environmental Defense Fund started with a series of four reports under EDF’s Corporate Partnerships Program (2008-2009). These reports analyze the structure and dynamics of four industries (beef and dairy, hog farming, California crops, and...

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