Duke University hosted a Global Summit focused on value chains, governance and development in the world’s top international organizations. The Duke GVC Summit had three main objectives:
Direct policy impact: The summit involved 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, reached a global audience interested in issues of globalization and development.
Academic research on governance and value chains: By interacting with leading practitioners, academic researchers gained a better understanding of the key issues and questions facing policymakers, and helped to disseminate the results of the Global Summit to diverse groups.
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