Productive Transformation


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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 >>


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Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, the OECD is taking precautionary measures to limit the risk of transmission to delegates, visitors and staff.
The second Peer Learning Group (PLG) of the PTPR of Egypt was held virtually on July 7th 2020, and the third Peer Learning Group (PLG) of the PTPR of Egypt was held virtually on September 10th 2020.

ECA and the OECD remain committed to hosting the 14th Plenary Meeting as soon as possible, and to providing analysis, information and remote peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing to all stakeholders in the meantime.

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:

PTPR Egypt cover PTPR, Dominican Republic, cover

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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