Skills for Upgrading (RTI)

This research project examines workforce development strategies in developing countries in the context of the shifting upgrading dynamics of global value chains. Funded by RTI International and carried out by Duke GVC Center researchers in collaboration with RTI, this research addresses policymakers, donors and development practitioners to improve our understanding of how workforce development strategies can enhance the upgrading efforts and competitiveness of developing countries in global industries.

The Offshore Services Global Value Chain: Economic Upgrading and Workforce Development: Chapter 4

Developing countries around the world are competing to become the next Bangalore, but they need to take various steps to ensure their human capital can meet the exacting demands and professional certifications required by developed world clients. This report looks at the industry in Chile, India, and the Philippines.

Skills for Upgrading: Workforce Development and Global Value Chains in Developing Countries

This research project examines workforce development strategies in developing countries in the context of the shifting upgrading dynamics of global value chains. This research provides  policymakers, donors and development practitioners with an understanding of how workforce development strategies can enhance the upgrading efforts and competitiveness of developing countries in global industries. This project was funded by RTI International and was carried out by the Duke GVC Center.

Workforce Development in the Global Economy: Linking Skills and Capabilities: Chapter 1

In 2009, RTI International and the Duke University Global Value Chain Center convened a joint research program to help donors and developing country governments better understand the role and dynamics of workforce development in the context of global value chain (GVC) upgrading.

In the context of the World Bank’s Skills Toward Employability and Productivity framework, workforce development refers to “building and upgrading job-relevant skills.

Skills for Upgrading: Workforce Development and Global Value Chains in Developing Countries

This research project examines workforce development strategies in developing countries in the context of the shifting upgrading dynamics of global value chains. This research provides policymakers, donors and development practitioners with an understanding of how workforce development strategies can enhance the upgrading efforts and competitiveness of developing countries in global industries. This project was funded by RTI International and was carried out by the Duke GVC Center.