OECD Initiative on Global Value Chains, Production Transformation and Development




About the Initiative

Who is involved?







  • 9th Plenary Meeting: 15-16 November 2017, Bangkok, Thailand, hosted by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • 10th Plenary Meeting: May / June 2018 (Date TBC), Paris, France, OECD Headquarters
  • 11th Plenary Meeting: November (Date TBC), hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Dominican Republic


The OECD Initiative on Global Value Chains (GVCs), Production Transformation and Development is a global platform for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing between OECD and non-OECD countries. It aims at improving evidence and at identifying policy guidelines to support production transformation and better integration into global markets. Read more >>

GVCs schematic


Production transformation Policy Reviews (PTPRs)


Sectoral Trends and Dynamics


Drivers of Production Transformation


Data Analysis

PTPRs are a policy assessment and guidance tool to support production transformation in open economies. Read more>>


Understanding sectoral trends and value chain dynamics is key to better inform policies. Participating countries are taking stock of ongoing experiences to compare and learn from each other. Read more>>


There is no single-way to upgrade in global economies. Understanding how to mobilise the different drivers of upgrading is crucial to increase the effectiveness of policies. Read more>>


Improving measurement of global trade and production dynamics is crucial to better inform policy makers. The OECD – WTO Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) database provides a unique insight capturing the interconnectedness of the global economy. Read more>>



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