Productive Transformation








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

The Production Transformation Policy Review of Egypt: Spotlight on the AfCFTA and Industrialisation

The following 2023 Plenary Meetings of the OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on Global Value Chains, Production Transformation and Development, marking its 10-year anniversary: :

  • The 20th Plenary Meetings was hosted by the OECD in Paris on 5-6 July 2023.
  • The 21st Plenary Meetings was hosted by the Government of Costa Rica in San José on 2-3 October 2023.

If you are not a member or partner of the Initiative and would like to receive future invitationas, please send an email to [email protected].

Publications and reports 

NOW OUT! Production Transformation Policy Review of Egypt: Spotlight on the AfCFTA and Industrialisation

Recently published:
The Production Transformation Policy Review (PTPR) of Bangladesh. Read the Press Release

Download: Peer Learning Group Meeting on Production Transformation Policy Review of Bangladesh [8 September, 2022]


Latest publications:

Also available in Portuguese ‌

PTPR Chile cover PTPR, Dominican Republic, cover PTPR Egypt cover Forthcoming:
PTPR Shenzen cover

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