Duke GVC Summit

Duke University hosted a Global Summit for policy leaders who are thinking about value chains, governance and development in the world’s top international organizations. We have three main objectives: Direct policy impact: The summit will involve people in positions to make policy at top international organizations—such as the World Bank, the IFC, the World Trade Organization, World Economic Forum, Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, OECD, UNCTAD, UNIDO, ITC, and the ILO, among others—all of whom are interested in the policy implications of a world economy increasingly influenced by global and regional value chains. Influence on development discourse among practitioners: Outputs of the summit, including a summit webpage, live video, a mini-documentary, and a series of policy briefs, will reach a global audience interested in issues of globalization and development. Academic research on governance and value chains: By interacting with leading practitioners, academic researchers will gain a better understanding of the key issues and questions facing policymakers, and will help to disseminate the results of the Global Summit to diverse groups. More information is at the following link.