LINKING ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT

The Duke University Global Value Chains Center undertakes client-sponsored research that addresses economic and social development issues for governments and international organizations. As a university-based research center, we address real world questions with transparency and rigor.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF GLOBAL VALUE
CHAIN ANALYSIS

The Duke GVC Center Research Team Are Experts in Global Value Chain (GVC) Analysis

The Global Value Chains Initiative seeks to develop an industry-centric view of economic globalization that highlights the linkages between economic actors and across geographic space.

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Why Policymakers Should Care About Global Value Chains

Do you have a vested interest in economic, social and/or environmental development? If yes, then you need to understand how global value chains (GVCs) operate.

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LATEST RESEARCH REPORTS

The Philippines in the Cocoa-Chocolate GVC

The cocoa-chocolate global value chain (GVC) is a multi-million dollar industry that connects cocoa bean roducers, often located in developing nations, with manufacturers and consumers of chocol ...

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The Philippines in the Mango GVC

This reort uses the Duke CGGC Global Value Chain (GVC) framework to examine the role of the Philippines in the global mango industry and identify opportunities for the country to upgrade. The gl ...

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Notable Publications


Contract Research

Since 2007, the Duke GVC Center has provided over 30 clients with new language and tools to understand globalization and economic development through its contract research. The real-world advice in this sponsored research informs decision-making on various topics.

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Training

For many countries, the ability to effectively insert into Global Value Chains is a vital condition for development. The Duke GVC Center provides training on how to do this. Training also entails providing teaching instruction to Duke University undergraduate students.

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Advising

The Duke GVC Center addresses clients high-priority inclusive economic, social and environmental development challenges through 1) sponsored research add-on advising support; and 2) capacity building and research program development.

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INDUSTRY, GEOGRAPHY, TOPICAL AREA AND CLIENT SPONSORS

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Recent Blog Posts

EVENTS

The US Election, Brexit and Globalization

Is economic nationalism sustainable? The answer is no, according to Gary Gereffi, director of the Duke GVC Center. “National economies can’t be self-contained industries. They have to tie ...

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Duke GVC Summit

Duke University hosted a Global Summit focused on value chains, governance and develoment in the world’s top international organizations. The Duke GVC Summit had three main objectives: Direc ...

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