Promoting Decent Work in Global Supply Chains in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues, Good Practices, Lessons Learned and Policy Insights



The report is based on a desk-based review, drawing upon existing studies of global supply chains (GSCs) to examine their impacts and implications for the development of domestic firms, their contribution to productive transformation and structural change and their impacts on the quantity and quality of jobs in the LAC region. It situates the expansion of GSCs in the region within an analytical framework that recognizes both the economic and social upgrading dimensions and the impacts on firms and workers. Special attention is given to the mechanisms for governing the terms and conditions of engagement between firms and between firms and workers in GSCs, with the aim of identifying ways to jointly pursue the goals of raising competitiveness and of promoting productive employment and decent work.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gereffi, G; Bamber, P; Fernandez-Stark, K

Published Date

  • July 27, 2016


  • ILO Americas Technical Reports, 2016/1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 119

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Place of Publication

  • Lima, Peru


  • 122

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 978-92-2-131248-2