This report investigates the digital transformation occurring within GVCs and describes the implications those changes carry for APEC cooperation. The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to accelerate the digital transformation and bolster the digital economy as work is underway to overcome this unprecedented crisis. Under these circumstances, understanding digital transformation within GVCs is critical to surmounting the COVID-19 crisis and preparing for a post-pandemic era.
The Asia Expert Forum interviewed Dr. Frederick regarding current issues surrounding global supply chains.
Stacey Frederick and Jack Daly look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism industry in developing countries and provide insights from global value chain (GVC) analysis as in this op-ed for Trade and Development News managed by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF).
COVID-19 Precipitated the Age of Copper: Are Producing Countries Prepared to Supply the World and Capture Greater Value? This blog looks at impacts and opportunities in the copper value chain, particularly for Latin American producers in Peru and Chile.
This VoxEU article shows how the fragmentation of production and the new manufacturing bases in developing countries over the past 20 years have increased the ability of countries to respond to the unexpected sudden spikes in demand experienced during the coronavirus crisis.
As part of the DUCIGS/Rethinking Diplomacy series on COVID-19 and global supply chain, this session will focus on how disruptions to the apparel supply chain are affecting clothing manufacturers and the garment workers they employ. The focus of the talk will be Bangladesh, one of the world’s largest apparel exporters, and, since the Rana Plaza collapse of 2012, the site of far-reaching reforms designed to improve worker health and safety. Jennifer Bair will discuss developments since Rana Plaza, and the status of the industry on the eve of the COVID crisis. Mark Anner will present findings from a survey of manufacturers on the extent of supply chain disruptions, as well as efforts to secure some protection for suppliers and workers negatively affected by declining demand from global brands and retailers. Gary Gereffi will moderate the discussion.
This event is open to the public but registration is required. Please register at: https://bit.ly/2Xj0LI7
Date/Time: June 2, 2020: 12:30-1:45 PM EST
Presentations, reports, papers and blogs in this section are related to global value chains and COVID-19.
Duke Professor Gary Gereffi and IMF’s economist Tamim Bayoumi joined DUCIGS Director Giovanni Zanalda in a webinar conversation on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on international trade and global supply chains. The speakers presented their analysis of the ongoing disruptions of global supply chains, including an overview of how the hyper specialization of supply chains has led to international shortages in vital medical equipment. This event is part of a webinar series on the impact of Covid-19 organized by the Duke Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS)/Rethinking Diplomacy Program. Click the button below for more information or view the webinar directly on YouTube: https://youtu.be/O8uonQXB0xc