An Investment Perspective on Global Value Chains

Author(s): Christine Zhenwei Qiang, ‎Yan Liu, ‎Victor Steenbergen
Publication Number: ECES-SB154
Issued in: 2021

This report investigates the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in helping developing countries participate in global value chains (GVCs). It combines the perspectives and strategies from three types of players: multinational corporations, domestic firms and governments. It aims to provide practical guidance for developing countries to develop strategies that use FDI to strengthen GVC participation and upgrading.