GICA RESOURCE LIBRARY
Global Value Chains along the New Silk Road
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Central Asia is opening up rapidly with the completion of new transport corridors.
Providing a passageway for goods between east and west, however, cannot be its main goal. It needs to attract investment to diversify its economies from petroleum and other natural resources. Other parts of Asia have developed by linking with global value chains. This may be an option for Central Asia, but it must overcome some serious barriers to make that a reality.