Overview of Work

Clients

Geographies

Industries

Topics

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

The unifying theme of the Duke GVC Center's work with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has been to use the value chain framework to study environmental issues; specifically to identify technologies that can minimize environmental impacts in diverse industries while...

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Environmental Impact & Upgrading

The Duke GVC Center has conducted a number of studies that focus on reducing environmental impacts.

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Food and Agriculture

We live in a volatile global economy. This impacts the food and agriculture industry in profound ways. Stakeholders are grappling with questions such as: In the midst of change, where are opportunities that can be leveraged across the value chain?...

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GVC Entry & Upgrading

This section highlights our work with a specific focus on global value chain (GVC) entry and upgrading.

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High Point Market Authority

How do you quantify the economic impact resulting from a particular event? How has a particular business activity benefited various stakeholders within a specified area? These are important questions that can be best addressed by economic impact analysis. High Point...

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Inclusive Development

The Duke GVC Center is conducting research to understand why certain economic actors are not able to participate in global value chains. Research questions addressed include: How can developing countries gainfully engage in GVCs? What are the main constraints that...

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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has sponsored a series of projects, led by Duke GVC Center researchers Karina Fernandez-Stark and Penny Bamber, which include carrying out global value chains (GVC) research in a variety of Latin American countries, and also...

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International Growth Centre (IGC)

The Duke GVC Center partnered with the International Growth Centre to analyze three value chains in Rwanda and Uganda: dairy processing, maize and tourism. The objective of the study was to identify areas where regional integration could strengthen the chain.

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International Trade Centre

The Duke GVC Center and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes the framework for institutional cooperation. The cooperation will focus on the following areas: Development of methodologies and global value chain (GVC)...

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Korea Institute For Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)

The Duke University Global Value Chains Center signed an agreement with the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET) on a research project that investigated industrial upgrading opportunities for the Korean economy from a global value chain (GVC) perspective....

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