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Report | 2016
Making Global Value Chains Work for Development
Author(s): Taglioni, Daria ; Winkler, Deborah Elisabeth
Economic, technological, and political shifts as well as changing business strategies have driven firms to unbundle production processes and disperse them across countries. Thanks to these changes, developing countries can now increase their participation in global value chains (GVCs) and thus become more competitive in agriculture, manufacturing...
Report | 2017
Reaping Digital Dividends: Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia
Author(s): Kelly, Tim ; Liaplina, Aleksandra ; Tan, Shawn W. ; Winkler, Hernan
From East to West, the economies of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are not taking full advantage of the internet to foster economic growth and job creation. The residents of Central Asia and the South Caucasus pay some of the highest prices in the world for internet connections that are slow and unreliable. In contrast, Europe enjoys some of the...
Report | 2013
Global Value Chains in A Changing World
Author(s): Low, Patrick ; Elms, Deborah K.
Global value chains are a major driving force of globalization. This volume is the product of a dialogue with policy makers in the Asian region, where economists, political scientists, management specialists, development thinkers and business executives joined together in an exploration of the multiple dimensions of supply chains: what drives...