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Seminar
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Daria Taglioni on international trade and supply chains post COVID-19
24 November 2020 16:0017:00
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Working Paper
Trade, technology, and absorptive capacity: Firm-level evidence across geographical clusters in the Tanzanian textiles and apparel sector

Trade-linked technological change has potential to increase incomes in low-income countries (LICs). The most labour-intensive segments of the textiles and apparel global value chain are in LICs...

absorptive capacity Firm productivity Global value chains
Background Note
Do more diversified suppliers rebound faster than concentrated suppliers in times of shocks?: Insights from Kenya

In this background note, we examine how different firms and sectors rebound or prevail in crises...

export firms sectors shocks
Working Paper
Linking Southern Africa into South Africa’s global value chains

This study explores the potential for South Africa to become an engine for intra- regional trade and industrial development by linking other Southern African countries to its global value chains and, in the process, improving its global trade competi...

Regional integration Regional value chains Global value chains
Working Paper
Moving up the copper value chain in Southern Africa

Southern African countries—mainly Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—account for around a seventh of global production of copper...

copper Industrialization Agglomeration
Blog
Rethinking African industrialization on another Africa Industrialization Day

This week I attended the 28 th Africa Industrialization Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Even sympathetic readers may reasonably ask, why hold another African Industrialization Day at all?...

Industrialization structural change Industrial policy
Book Chapter
Tourism global value chains and Africa

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Tourism Africa Global value chains
Working Paper
Tourism global value chains and Africa

As Africa continues to attract record numbers of international arrivals, there are industry undercurrents that influence the continent’s participation in tourism value chains...

Tourism Africa Global value chains
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