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Developing countries often capture fewer gains from their participation in the global economy than more advanced ones. That is because most of them are specialised in labour-intensive, low-technology manufacturing, or natural resource extraction, with poor linkages between domestic firms and more capital-intensive foreign companies. What policies can help those economies transform into competitive, resilient and environmentally sustainable ones? We help policymakers tap a wealth of expertise and experience from around the world to devise their own solutions.

About the OECD Initiative

The OECD Initiative on Global Value Chains (GVCs), Production Transformation and Development is a global platform for policy dialogue and knowledge-sharing between countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. It aims at improving evidence and at identifying policy guidelines to support production transformation and sustainable and inclusive participation to local, regional and global markets. Read more >>


News and Updates


Please mark your diaries for the 18th Plenary Meeting of the OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on Global Value Chains, Production Transformation and Development. The meeting will be hosted by the OECD in Paris on 17-19 May 2022. The meeting will take place in a hybrid format. Thus, members and partners of the Initiative can either join us on site at the OECD Conference Centre or remotely.

If you are not a member or partner of the Initiative and would like to get an invitation, please send an email to

The OECD is compiling data, information, analysis and recommendations regarding the health, economic, financial and societal challenges posed by the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit our dedicated page for a full suite of coronavirus-related information.




Read our latest publications:

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Global Value Chain Development Report 2019: Technological Innovation, Supply Chain Trade and Workers in a Globalized World. 
The report is co-published by OECD/WTO/WB/IDE-JETRO/UIBE

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