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LKDF Forum 2023 – Skills for Sustainability in Global Supply Chains

Nov 12, 2023
The Learning and Knowledge Development Facility (LKDF), partners with the Forum on Globalization and Industrialization (FGI), and the Research Network on Sustainable Global Supply Chains to convene the LKDF Forum 2023 - Skills for Sustainability in Global Supply Chains....

Seminar Series| Producing and consuming responsibly: To what extent does German development cooperation contribute to sustainable textile supply chains?

Sep 29, 2023
In this one-hour event, Philip Schleifer (University of Amsterdam) discusses his new book and offers a political economy analysis of the deepening crisis of commodity-driven deforestation an...

“Advancing Sustainability of Critical Supply Chains in Developing Countries”

Sep 26, 2023
We were also particularly delighted to welcome Laura Boudreau, Columbia Business School, as the keynote speaker at our conference....

2022 Forum on Globalization and Industrialization: “Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises”

Nov 28, 2022
This year’s 2022 edition is organized under the theme “Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises”, reinforcing collaboration between UNIDO and the four German institutes....

Monthly Seminar Series | Industrialization in the era of GVCs – A case study of the South African automotive industry

Apr 23, 2022
Abstract: There is a vibrant debate about how the global fragmentation of production influences the possibilities for export-led catch-up industrialization (à la East Asia) by developing countries today. It is generally emphasized that it has become easier for developing countries ...

Launch Event | Sustainable Global Supply Chains Report 2022

Mar 24, 2022
Time: 6th April, 2022, 10.00 AM – 12.30PM CET Content 10.00: The importance of policies for promoting the sustainability of global supply chains for the German government Dr. Bärbel Kofler, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Coo...

Shifting South: Regional Value Chains, South-South Trade and Decent Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mar 18, 2022
How is trade changing in sub-Saharan Africa? What does it mean for export-oriented businesses? Are standards changing? Will these have an impact on working conditions?...

Forum on Globalization and Industrialization

Nov 12, 2021
The Forum on Globalization and Industrialization (FGI) is a series of annual forums jointly organized by the Research Network on Sustainable Global Supply Chains, UNIDO, the ...

Conference “Sustainability in Global Value Chains”

Nov 12, 2021
Please find the program here! The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted global production networks, commonly known as global value chains (GVCs). It impressed a sense of urgency on governments and internationally operat...

Monthly Seminar Series | Time to Say Goodbye? The Impact of Environmental Regulation on Foreign Divestment

Aug 31, 2021
Abstract In this paper, we focus on divestments by foreign firms – a topic that has received comparatively little attention in the literature – and investigate how changes in the regulatory environment in the host country may impact on such divestment decisions. We use the impl...

Monthly Seminar Series | Patterns in GVC integration, technology and employment structures in Europe: country and sectoral evidence

Jun 25, 2021
Abstract The paper provides empirical evidence on the relationship between patterns of integration in global value chains (GVCs), the ‘quality’ of such integration in terms of technological capabilities, and the structure of employment in European countries and sectors. We stud...

Monthly Seminar Series | Global Value Chains and Total Factor Productivity in Indian Manufacturing Firms

Jun 5, 2021
Abstract Recent government policies of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan” and “vocal for local” are clearing advocating an inward domestic shift in Indian manufacturing, further accelerated due to disruptions in GVCs during the Covid-19 pandemic. This paper argues that India needs to re-orien...

What Do Supply Chain Laws in Europe Mean for the Mining Sector in the Andean Region?

Jun 1, 2021
Regulations related to supply chain responsibility are gaining steam. After the Netherlands and France, Germany is the third country within the European Union that has proposed an law on corporate due diligence in supply chains. At the same time, the European Union has a battery regulation that cont...

What Do Supply Chain Laws in Europe Mean for the Mining Sector in the Andean Region?

May 28, 2021
In this webinar, Angela Heucher, Judith Ihl and Michèle Kiefer (all DEval) and Roger Peltzer (Consultant) shed light on German development cooperation’s efforts to promote sustainable textile supply chains through responsible consumption and production – as conveyed in Sustainable Development G...

Fostering Inclusive and Sustainable Global Value Chains: The Role of the G20

May 25, 2021
A significant share of global production takes place in global value chains (GVCs). Participating in GVCs is widely associated with economic benefits, such as productivity and employment creation, and considered one of the driving forces of growth and development ...

De-Globalization and the Future of GVCs

Apr 7, 2021
On Tuesday 20 April 2021 (4pm BST/5pm CEST/11am EDT/8am PDT), Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR) will be presenting "De-Globalization and the Future of GVCs" at the online seminar series on “The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research” which is organised by t...

Launch of the Research Network on 9 March 2021

Mar 1, 2021
Please find the complete programme here. Program 14.00    Introduction, StS Norbert Barthle, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development: Why we support the „...

Investment dispute prevention and management at the national level

Feb 17, 2021
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The Value-Chain Approach to action on Sustainable Consumption and Production

Feb 16, 2021
In advance of the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly, the Task Group of the International Resource Panel and the One Planet network will present the Value Chain Approach and discuss how it can strengthen the science policy interface on sustainable consumption and production (SCP). This approach...

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