Spurring sustainable development through value chains

Volume
5,
Number
9
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22 November 2016
22 November 2016
Although international value chains, whether regional or global, are not a new phenomenon, their importance in the global economy has increased tremendously over the last two decades. These geographically fragmented and increasingly complex production networks, often coordinated by dominant...
22 November 2016
What are the key knowledge gaps which need to be filled if developing economies are to successfully leverage global value chains (GVCs) to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? An increasing number of people in an increasing number of economies are producing for global export markets. But...
22 November 2016
Sustainable Development Goal 9 calls for a commitment to “build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.” Are regional value chains a relevant industrialisation pathway to achieve this goal in West Africa? Integration into global value chains (GVCs) is...
22 November 2016
How is investment via government policies, donor initiatives, and public-private partnerships being harnessed to foster growth in Tanzania’s agricultural sector and integrate smallholder farmers into larger value chains? Tanzania has become a darling of Western donors in recent years, building on...
22 November 2016
What have been the impacts of Lesotho’s participation in apparel value chains? This article explores the development potential of two different value chains – the one global, the other regional. Global production lines have multiplied tremendously in the last three decades. At the same time, the...
22 November 2016
A change in the rules for chocolate labelling in the US could increase shea exports and boost incomes in shea-producing regions of Africa. According to the UN, roughly 3 million African women work directly or indirectly with shea butter. Shea is an important source of revenue across much of sub-...
22 November 2016
Tanzanian parliament advises government not to sign EPA with EU Members of the Tanzanian parliament (MPs) unanimously called on the East African country’s government not to sign an Economic Partnership agreement (EPA) negotiated between the EU and member states of the East African Community (EAC),...
22 November 2016
Public Stockholding for Food Security Purposes: Options for a Permanent Solution – ICTSD – November 2016 WTO members have agreed to seek a “permanent solution” to the problems that some developing countries say they face in addressing food security objectives under the trade body’s existing farm...