Khalid Nadvi

University of Manchester

Khalid Nadvi is a Political Economist specializing on issues relating to trade and industrial development, heading the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester. His work has focused on small enterprise clusters, global value chains and production networks, global standards, corporate social responsibility and technological upgrading.

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Jan 1, 2020
Giovanni Pasquali, Shane Godfrey, Khalid Nadvi

Understanding regional value chains through the interaction of public and private governance: Insights from Southern Africa’s apparel sector

Regional value chains (RVCs) and South–South trade are increasingly considered key features of 21st-century globalisation. This article investigates how RVCs are shaped by the interaction of private and public governance. It evaluates how this interaction unfolded in Southern Africa’s apparel RV...


Jan 1, 2020
Johan A. Oldekop, Giovanni Pasquali, Uma Kothari, Aarti Krishnan, Tom Lavers, Aminu Mamman, Diana Mitlin, Negar Monazam Tabrizi, Tanja R. Müller, Khalid Nadvi, Rose Pritchard, Nicholas Jepson, Kate Pruce, Chris Rees, Jaco Renken, Antonio Savoia, Seth Schindler, Annika Surmeier, Gindo Tampubolon, Matthew Tyce, Vidhya Unnikrishnan, Ambarish Karamchedu, Martin Hess, Rory Horner, Upasak Das, David Hulme, Roshan Adhikari, Bina Agarwal, Matthew Alford, Oliver Bakewell, Nicola Banks, Stephanie Barrientos, Tanja Bastia, Anthony J. Bebbington, Ralitza Dimova, Sam Hickey, Richard Duncombe, Charis Enns, David Fielding, Christopher Foster, Timothy Foster, Tomas Frederiksen, Ping Gao, Tom Gillespie, Richard Heeks, Yin-Fang Zhang

COVID-19 and the case for global development

COVID-19 accentuates the case for a global, rather than an international, development paradigm. The novel disease is a prime example of a development challenge for all countries, through the failure of public health as a global public good. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the falsity of any as...


Jan 1, 2018
Louise Curran, Khalid Nadvi, Liam Campling

The influence of tariff regimes on global production networks (GPNs)

Despite the recognition that trade policy—in particular, tariff regimes and rules of origin—can affect the geography of production, much GPN analyses pay scant attention to the tariff context of the sector studied. This paper proposes an analytical framework to more effectively integrate these r...


Sep 29, 2023

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

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