Global Value Chain Development Report 2017

Measuring and Analyzing the Impact of GVCs on Economic Development

Global value chains (GVCs) have grown in importance in recent years, helping to integrate developing countries into global trade and to increase productivity. But some countries have benefited more than others. The Global Value Chain Development Report 2017 analyzes new data to help policy makers and others understand global trade’s increasing complexity and to consider policies that can make GVCs more inclusive.

The report provides an overview of the importance of the GVC phenomenon, drawing on the latest research and statistics to reveal the changing nature of international trade. It analyzes the factors that determine how deeply a country participates in GVCs and how countries can maximize the benefits that GVCs bring.

The report is co-published by the World Bank, the WTO, the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Research Center of Global Value Chains at the University of International Business and Economics.

Published in 2017.

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