A radical shift is underway in global value chains as they increasingly move beyond traditional manufacturing processes to services and other intangible assets. Digitization is a leading factor in this transformation, which is being accelerated by the coronavirus disease (COVID-¬19) pandemic. The Global Value Chain Development Report, the third of a biennial series, explores this shift beyond production.
The report shows how the rise of services value chains offers a new path to development and how protectionism and geopolitical tensions, environmental risks, and pandemics are undermining the stability of global value chains and forcing their reorganization geographically. It is co-published by the WTO, the Asian Development Bank, the Research Institute for Global Value Chains at the University of International Business and Economics, the Institute of Developing Economies, and the China Development Research Foundation.
Table of Contents:
- Foreword, Preface
- Publishing Partners, Contributors, Acknowledgments, Abbreviations
- Key Messages and Findings
- Executive Summary
- Chapter 1: Recent Trends in Global Value Chains
- Chapter 2: Trade in Intangible Assets along Global Value Chains and Intellectual Property Protection
- Chapter 3: Productivity Growth, Innovation, and Upgrading along Global Value Chains
- Chapter 4: The Role of Global Services Value Chains for Services-Led Development
- Chapter 5: Rising Risks to Global Value Chains
- Chapter 6: Digital Platforms and Global Value Chains
- Appendix: First Workshop and Chapter Authors' Workshop for the Global Value Chain Development Report 2021