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Gary Gereffi CV

Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Sociology
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Selected Presentations & Appearances


Impact of Digital Proximity on Value Creation in Global Value Chains - iBEGIN 2017 (International Business, Economic Geography and Innovation conference) · December 19, 2017 Keynote/Named Lecture Department of Management, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy
Global Value Chains and Industry 4.0: How Do Lead Firms Fit In? - EIBA 2017 (European International Business Academy conference) · December 16, 2017 Keynote/Named Lecture Milan, Italy
The Digital Economy and Global Value Chains - Conference on Global Production 2017 · December 6, 2017 Keynote/Named Lecture Global Production Networks Centre, National University of Singapore, Singapore
The Governance of Global Value Chains: Shifting Perspectives and New Realities - 2017 Global Value Chains Innovation Development Summit · October 12, 2017 Keynote/Named Lecture World Trade Organization, Shenzhen, China
Global Value Chains, Industry 4.0 and Korean Industrial Transformation · September 5, 2017 Keynote/Named Lecture KIET (Korean Institute for International Economics and Trade), Seoul, Korea
Impact of Digital Proximity on Value Creation in Global Value Chains - iBEGIN 2017 (International Business, Economic Geography and Innovation conference) · December 19, 2017 Keynote/Named Lecture Department of Management, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy
Global Value Chains and Industry 4.0: How Do Lead Firms Fit In? - EIBA 2017 (European International Business Academy conference) · December 16, 2017 Keynote/Named Lecture Milan, Italy
The Digital Economy and Global Value Chains - Conference on Global Production 2017 · December 6, 2017 Keynote/Named Lecture Global Production Networks Centre, National University of Singapore, Singapore
The Governance of Global Value Chains: Shifting Perspectives and New Realities - 2017 Global Value Chains Innovation Development Summit · October 12, 2017 Keynote/Named Lecture World Trade Organization, Shenzhen, China
Global Value Chains, Industry 4.0 and Korean Industrial Transformation · September 5, 2017 Keynote/Named Lecture KIET (Korean Institute for International Economics and Trade), Seoul, Korea
The Coordinated Development of the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei (BTH) Economic Region · July 9, 2017 Invited Talk Asian Development Bank workshohp, Beidaihe, People's Republic of China
International Organizations and Shifting Policies in Global Supply Chains - Regulating for Decent Work conference · July 4, 2017 Invited Talk International Labor Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Protectionism, NAFTA and U.S.-Mexico Regional Integration - Workshop on “Regional Strategy to Attract Foreign Direct Investment and to Insert the Local Economies of South-Southeast Mexico in Global Value Chains · April 24, 2017 Invited Talk South-Southeast Commission of the National Conference of Governors (CONAGO) and Fideicomiso para el Desarrollo Regional del Sur Sureste (FIDESUR), Merida, Mexico
Trump’s Protectionism and Its Impact on Global Value Chains and the U.S. Economy · April 21, 2017 Invited Talk Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Training Workshop on “Global Value Chain Industrial Policies: Enhancing SMEs Competitiveness in the Caribbean" · March 13, 2017 - March 17, 2017 Lecture Organization of American States, Bridgetown, Barbados
Global Value Chain Industry Modules and Their Application in Regional and Global Accounts - UN Expert Group on International Trade and Economic Globalization Statistics · November 29, 2016 - December 1, 2016 Invited Talk United Nations Statistical Commission, Armonk, NY
Making Global Value Chains Work for Economic Development - Second Authors’ Conference · November 28, 2016 - November 29, 2016 Other World Bank, Washington, DC
Participation in Global Value Chains: Challenges and Opportunities (with Xubei Luo) - Workshop on “Structural Transformation" · July 16, 2016 Lecture National School of Development, Peking University, Beijing, China
Global Value Chains and Economic Development - Academy of International Business, 58th annual meeting · June 28, 2016 Invited Talk AIB, New Orleans, LA
Value Chain Development: International Organizations and the Global Economy - Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, 28th annual conference · June 25, 2016 Invited Talk SASE, Berkeley, CA
The Uptake of Global Value Chains by International Organizations - National University of Singapore seminar · May 20, 2016 Invited Talk Global Production Networks Center and the Sociology Department, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Global Value Chains: Opportunities for the Free Zone of the Future · May 11, 2016 Invited Talk World Free Zone Organization, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Upgrading in Global Value Chains and Clusters: Linking Firms, Regions and Policies · April 28, 2016 Invited Talk Centro Rossi Doria, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
Global Value Chains and the Changing Geography of Development - Segnavie lecture series · April 13, 2016 Lecture Sponsored by the Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo Foundation, Padua, Italy
Upgrading in Global Value Chains and Clusters: Linking Firms, Regions and Policies - Workshop on “Evolving Industrial Districts Within Global and Regional Value Chains, and the Role of Manufacturing and Innovation Capabilities" · April 7, 2016 Invited Talk University of Padova, Padua, Italy
Productive Development Policies and Upgrading: Linking Value Chains, Regions and Firms - International Seminar on “Value Chains and the Future of Manufacturing in North America: The Role of Public Policies and the Private Sector in Regional Integration" · March 1, 2016 Invited Talk Boletín Informativo Techint, Mexico City, Mexico
Productive Development Policies and Upgrading: Linking Value Chains, Regions and Firms · January 22, 2016 Invited Talk International Labour Organization, Lima, Peru
Global Value Chains, Trade and Development - Conference on “The Evolving Environment for Global Trade and Foreign Direct Investment" · December 1, 2015 Invited Talk CENTRA Technology, Inc., Arlington, VA
Global Value Chains and Duke CGGC’s Collaboration in Kazakhstan · November 18, 2015 Invited Talk National Analytical Center (NAC) and Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
The Future of Manufacturing - Global Agenda Council on The Future of Manufacturing · October 25, 2015 - October 27, 2015 Other World Economic Forum, Abu Dhabi, UAE

I am a member of the WEF's Global Agenda Council on The Future of Manufacturing. This was our annual meeting.

Global Value Chains, Upgrading and Innovation Systems: Costa Rica Medical Devices Case Study - 13th Globelics conference · September 23, 2015 Invited Talk Havana, Cuba
Latin America in Global Value Chains and the Role of China - XI Seminario Internacional, Boletín Informativo Techint · August 27, 2015 Invited Talk Buenos Aires, Argentina
Global Value Chain Analysis: Data Needs - Conference of European Statisticians, Group of Experts on National Accounts: Measuring Global Production · July 9, 2015 Invited Talk UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva, Switzerland
Global Production and Local Outcomes: Looking Back and Going Forward · June 29, 2015 Invited Talk Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK
Regional Value Chains in East Africa: What Can We Learn from the Latin American and Asian Experiences? · May 28, 2015 Invited Talk Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM), Rwanda, and International Growth Center (London, UK), Kigali, Rwanda
Regional Value Chains in East Africa: What Can We Learn from the Latin American and Asian Experiences? · May 26, 2015 Invited Talk Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC), Uganda, and International Growth Center (London, UK), Kampala, Uganda
Las cadenas globales de valor y el desafío productivo de México - Conferencia magistral en la Facultad de Economía · April 24, 2015 Invited Talk Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
Internationalization of MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises): Challenges, Opportunities and Public Policy Implications - IV Inter-American Dialogue of High-Level MSME Authorities: Public Policies to Enhance the Competitiveness, Innovation and Internationalization of MSMEs · April 17, 2015 Lecture Organization of American States, Washington, DC
Global Value Chains in Latin America - Reflecting on Latin American Studies: Perspectives from 25 Years of Scholarship and Practice · February 14, 2015 Invited Talk UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Chapel Hill, NC
Food Security and International Trade: A Global Value Chains Approach - Critical Food Studies course · January 12, 2015 Lecture Duke University, Durham, NC
Nuevas tendencias en las cadenas de valor y el escalamiento industrial - Universidad de la República · December 1, 2014 Lecture Montevideo, Uruguay
Global Value Chains and Upgrading: New Trends and Implications for Food and Nutrition Security - Workshop on “Global Value Chains for Food and Nutrition Security · October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014 Invited Talk Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

Keynote speaker.

North Carolina Competitiveness in a North American Context - Conference on “NAFTA@20: The Future of North American Competitiveness" · October 22, 2014 Invited Talk Duke University, Durham, NC
The Apparel Value Chain and Trade Policy in the Americas · October 16, 2014 Invited Talk U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC
Global Value Chain Analysis: Data Requirements, Gaps and Improvements with New Datasets - International conference on the Measurement of Trade and Economic Globalization · September 29, 2014 - October 1, 2014 Invited Talk United Nations Statistics Division and INEGI (Mexico) in cooperation with OECD, WTO and EUROSTAT, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Global Value Chains: Governance, Upgrading and Emerging Economies - Global Value Chain Training and Research Workshop · July 8, 2014 Invited Talk Ministry of Commerce and the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

Keynote speaker.

Global Value Chains and Global Governance · June 18, 2014 Invited Talk British International Studies Association, Dublin, Ireland
Nuevas Tendencias en las Cadenas de Valor y el Escalamiento Industrial - Seminario sobre Cadenas de Valor do las Exportaciones Mexicanas · April 10, 2014 Invited Talk National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Global Value Chains, Upgrading and Competitiveness - Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) Seminar Series · April 8, 2014 Invited Talk Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
Wheat Global Value Chains, Global Corporations and Food Security in MENA - Institute for Global Law and Policy Workshop · January 7, 2014 Invited Talk Harvard Law School, Doha, Qatar
Global Value Chains and the Analysis of International Business Operations - Expert Group Meeting on Measurement of International Trade and Economic Globalization · November 6, 2013 Invited Talk United Nations Trade Statistics Division, New York, NY
A Global Value Chain Perspective on Investment and Infrastructure in Emerging Markets - Symposium on “Investment in Emerging Markets: The Challenge of Infrastructure Development" · October 25, 2013 Invited Talk Duke Law School, Durham, NC
Drivers of Global Value Chain Performance and Outcomes - Academy of Global Governance, Executive Training Seminar Series, “Global Value Chains: Policy Implications and Opportunities: · October 21, 2013 - October 23, 2013 Invited Talk European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Global Value Chains and Competitiveness: New Research on Trade, Investment and Upgrading · October 15, 2013 Invited Talk Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, PRC
Cadenas globales de valor en México: desafíos y oportunidades - Semana del Emprendedor · August 9, 2013 Invited Talk Secretaria de Economía y Instituto Nacional del Emprendedor (INADEM). Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Global Value Chain-Oriented Industrial Policy: The Role of Emerging Economies - Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade – Connecting to Value Chains · July 9, 2013 Invited Talk World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Synergistic Governance as a Tool to Promote Worker Rights in Global Supply Chains - Workshop on “Achieving Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy” · July 3, 2013 - July 5, 2013 Invited Talk Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Lake Como, Italy
Global Value Chains in a Post-Washington Consensus World - Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Meeting · June 27, 2013 Invited Talk Florence, Italy
Global Value Chains, Italy’s Industrial Districts, and the Competitiveness Challenge · June 25, 2013 Invited Talk Department of Economics and Management “Farco Fanno,” University of Padova, Padova, Italy
The Political Economy of Global and Local: Global Value Chains - IGLP (Institute for Global Law & Policy) 2013 Colloquium · June 5, 2013 - June 7, 2013 Invited Talk Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Global Value Chains and Upgrading: Building Regional Competitiveness · May 29, 2013 Invited Talk Inter-American Development Bank, Workshop in Granada, Nicaragua
Governance in a Global Value Chain World - Duke University Seminar on Globalization, Governance and Development · March 28, 2013 Lecture Duke University, Durham, NC
U.S. Coal and the Technology Innovation Frontier - Conference on “Technology Innovation and the Coal Value Chain" · March 27, 2013 Invited Talk Bank of America and the Duke Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Washington, DC
Medical Devices Global Value Chain: Opportunities and Challenges for Upgrading - Life Sciences Forum · March 20, 2013 - March 21, 2013 Invited Talk CINDE, Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Co-organizer and participant - Capturing the Gains Global Summit · December 3, 2012 - December 5, 2012 Lecture University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Website: http://www.capturingthegains.org/summit/

Global Value Chains and Development in the Emerging Economies · November 28, 2012 Lecture Global Value Chain Dialogue, sponsored by the World Trade Organization, the Fung Global Institute, and the Temasek Foundation. Singapore
World Economic Forum, Summit on the Global Agenda 2012 · November 12, 2012 Lecture Member of the Global Agenda Council on Advanced Manufacturing. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New Trends in Value Chain Upgrading: Lessons from Large and Small Countries · September 20, 2012 Lecture USAID Breakfast Seminar, Washington, DC
Globalization and Development in a Post-Washington Consensus World: New Research Challenges and Controversies - Sociology Department Colloquium Series · February 21, 2012 Invited Talk Brown University, Providence, RI
Global Value Chains in a Post-Washington Consensus World: Shifts in Governance Structures, Geographies and Development Agendas · December 1, 2011 Lecture Workshop on “Value Chains, Production Networks, and the Geographies of Development: Emerging Challenges and Future Agenda.” National University of Singapore
Skills for Upgrading: Workforce Development and Global Value Chains in Developing Countries · November 17, 2011 Lecture Project presentation of key findings and recommendations, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC
Nova Scotia’s Ocean Technologies · October 20, 2011 Lecture Dept. for Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (EDRT), Halifax, NS, Canada
Linking Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Value Chains: Apparel and Mobile Telecom Illustrations · June 23, 2011 Lecture Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Meeting, Madrid, Spain
Global Value Chain Analysis: A Framework for Analyzing Upgrading and Competitiveness in Global Industries · June 16, 2011 Lecture GVC workshop in Astana, Kazakhstan, The World Bank and Kazakhstan Ministry in Industry and New Technologies (MINT)
Global Value Chain Analysis: A Competitiveness Framework for Ocean Technologies Companies in Nova Scotia · June 8, 2011 Lecture Seminar on “Analyzing Global Value Chains: Canada’s Trade and Nova Scotia’s Ocean Technologies Sector,” organized by the Dept. for Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (EDRT), Halifax, NS, Canada
Sunrise and Sunset Industries in North Carolina · March 19, 2011 Lecture Global American South: Globalization, the Economic Crisis, and the Future of the American South. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Local Markets and U.S. Manufacturing: Two Case Studies · February 8, 2011 Lecture Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, Washington, D.C.
Global Value Analysis and Its Implications for Measuring Global Trade · February 2, 2011 Lecture Global Forum on Trade Statistics, “Measuring Global Trade – Do We Have the Right Numbers?” World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Improving Competitiveness in the Textile-Apparel Industry in Nicaragua and the United States · November 24, 2010 Lecture Crowne Plaza Hotel, Managua, Nicaragua
Educating a 21st Century Green and Sustainable Workforce · November 15, 2010 Lecture Panel Moderator, The Americas Competitiveness Forum IV, Atlanta, GA
Global Value Chain Consolidation and Upgrading in Developing Countries (Apparel and Services) · October 25, 2010 Lecture World Bank-International Labor Organization (ILO) workshop on “Trade and Employment Post-Crisis,” Washington, DC
Global Value Chains and Emerging Economies: Trends in Apparel and Offshore Services · September 22, 2010 Lecture OECD-World Bank workshop on “Global Value Chains and Emerging Economies,” Paris, France
Global Value Chain Websites and Micro-Data · September 21, 2010 Lecture OECD-World Bank technical workshop on “New Metrics for Global Value Chains,” Paris, France
New Directions in Global Value Chain Research · June 25, 2010 Lecture Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia
The Economic Crisis: A Global Value Chain Perspective · June 21, 2010 Lecture International Labor Organization (ILO) and GFTA (Global Trade and Financial Architecture Project, DFID-World Bank) conference on “Globalization and Employment: Global Shocks, Structural Change and Policy Response,” Geneva, Switzerland
Offshore Services in Latin America: A Regional Approach to Competitiveness · May 7, 2010 Lecture Industry Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL
The Apparel Industry and the Crisis: A Global Value Chain Analysis · May 6, 2010 Lecture Industry Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL
US Jobs and the Clean Energy Economy: A Value Chain Approach · March 22, 2010 Lecture The Surdna Foundation, New York, NY
Internationalization in North Carolina Sociology: North Carolina in the Global Economy · February 12, 2010 Lecture North Carolina Sociological Association, 2010 Annual Meeting, Durham, NC
Envisioning a Sustainable Global Seafood Market and Restored Marine Ecosystems · January 5, 2010 Lecture National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California, Santa Barbara
The Triple Bottom Line of Sustainable Development: Toward a Framework for Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability in China · December 8, 2009 Lecture University of Manchester, UK
Opportunities and Challenges for Agricultural Value Chains in Latin America · November 26, 2009 Lecture Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica and CINPE (Centro Internacional de Política Económica), Heredia, Costa Rica
The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Global Value Chains and Employment in Labor-Intensive and Knowledge-Intensive Industries · November 6, 2009 Lecture DIME Workshop on “Globalization and the Changing Geographies of Production and Innovation: Implications for Workers, Firms, Regions and Countries.” University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Global Value Chains and Sustainable Development: Tools for Research and Action · November 4, 2009 Lecture The 2009 Max Havelaar Lecture, “Chains for Change,” Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
La Industria de Los Servicios ‘Offshoring’: Una Nueva Oportunidad para America Latina · October 22, 2009 Lecture Red Iberoamericana de Organismos de Promoción Comercial, “La Promoción del Comercio y la Inversión en Iberoamérica. ¿Podemos Avanzar hacia la Promoción Regional?” Cancún, México
Why Is Latin America Deindustrializing? · July 18, 2009 Lecture Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Meeting, Paris, France
Sustainable Industrial Development in China: Challenges and Opportunities · July 17, 2009 Lecture Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Meeting, Paris, France
Global Value Chains: New Arenas for Competition in the Global Economy · June 17, 2009 Lecture American Antitrust Institute (AAI) Invitational Symposium on “Systems Competition.” National Press Club, Washington, DC
Creativity: What’s the Next New New Thing? · May 12, 2009 Lecture Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) Creative Leadership Retreat. Greensboro, NC
New Trends and Challenges in Latin American Development: A Global Perspective · April 30, 2009 Lecture Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil
Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks: New Trends and Challenges · April 30, 2009 Lecture Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
The Triple Bottom Line of Industrial Development: Toward a Framework for Economic, Social, and Environmental Sustainability · April 16, 2009 Lecture Keynote address at conference on “Sustainable Industrial Development in China: Competitiveness Buildup and Environmental Challenges.” School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
The Emergence of Multiple Governance Structures in Food and Agricultural Value Chains and Their Relevance to Healthy Diets · April 2, 2009 Lecture Participant and co-author of background paper for “Food Systems and Public Health” conference. Airlie Center, Virginia
New Trends and Challenges for Latin American Development: A Global Perspective · March 4, 2009 Lecture Johns Hopkins University, Latin American Studies Colloquium Series
Manufacturing Climate Solutions: Economic Opportunities in a Carbon-Constrained World · February 5, 2009 Lecture Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, Washington, DC
“Building/Re-Building State Capacity: Complement or Alternative to Private Monitoring Efforts?” · January 11, 2008 Lecture Just Supply Chains Workshop, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Global Value Chains and Development (3 lectures) - Global Value Chain Training and Research Workshop · July 19, 2016 Event Participation University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing , Beijing flag China
Global Value Chains and Development: Concept and Methodologies” and “From Value Chain Mapping to Policy Recommendations - Workshop on Technical Tools and Examples of Operations in the GVC Space · June 17, 2016 Professional Development The World Bank , Washington, DC flag United States of America
Analyzing Global Value Chains for Industry Development - Conference on Enhancing Philippine Participation in Global Value Chains: Upgrading Trajectories for Industry Development · June 2, 2016 Projects & Field Work USAID/Philippines, BOI-DTI, Govt. of the Philippines, and RTI International , Manila flag Philippines
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - North Carolina Competitiveness: The Workforce Development Challenge · August 2015 - May 2016 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Innovation & Technology Policy Lab (ITPLab) · August 2015 - May 2016 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Global Value Chains and Development (3 lectures) - Global Value Chain Training and Research Workshop · July 19, 2016 Event Participation University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing , Beijing flag China
Global Value Chains and Development: Concept and Methodologies” and “From Value Chain Mapping to Policy Recommendations - Workshop on Technical Tools and Examples of Operations in the GVC Space · June 17, 2016 Professional Development The World Bank , Washington, DC flag United States of America
Analyzing Global Value Chains for Industry Development - Conference on Enhancing Philippine Participation in Global Value Chains: Upgrading Trajectories for Industry Development · June 2, 2016 Projects & Field Work USAID/Philippines, BOI-DTI, Govt. of the Philippines, and RTI International , Manila flag Philippines
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - North Carolina Competitiveness: The Workforce Development Challenge · August 2015 - May 2016 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Innovation & Technology Policy Lab (ITPLab) · August 2015 - May 2016 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Co-organizer of training workshop on "The Role of Services in Global Value Chains" · May 18, 2015 - May 22, 2015 Consulting Kazakhstan Industry Development Institute (KIDI), Ministry of Investment and Development , Astana flag Kazakhstan
Public-Private Partnerships in Global Value Chains: Can They Actually Benefit the Poor? - USAID microlinks, Seminar #18 · January 29, 2015 Consulting U.S. Agency for International Development , Washington, DC flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Innovation & Technology Policy Lab (ITPLab) · August 2014 - May 2015 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - North Carolina Competitiveness: The Workforce Development Challenge · August 2014 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Burundi in the Agribusiness Global Value Chain: Skills for Private Sector Development - Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (Duke CGGC) · February 28, 2014 Consulting World Bank , Burundi flag Burundi Website url: http://www.cggc.duke.edu/pdfs/2014_02_28_Duke_CGGC_BurundiAgribusinessGVC.pdf Agriculture is the central pillar of Burundi’s economy, accounting for more than one third of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employing virtually the entire rural workforce. With good geographic conditions and a suitable climate to production, the country has the potential to be a strong participant in the regional agricultural market. Yet, after years of conflict, the country faces important productivity, infrastructure and institutional challenges that continue to undermine the development of a market-oriented sector, and agriculture remains a primarily subsistence activity, dominated by smallholders with poor knowledge of modern agricultural practices and weak connections to the formal economy. All these constraints have limited the possibility of the country to participate in the global agribusiness value chain. However, Burundi is experiencing slowly rising incomes, growing domestic demand for foodstuffs and a need to formalize the country’s economy, placing pressure on the agricultural sector to modernize and organize to create productive, off-farm employment opportunities, generate revenues and, importantly for the short-term, contribute to the country’s food security.
Burundi in the Coffee Global Value Chain: Skills for Private Sector Development - Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (Duke CGGC) · February 28, 2014 Consulting World Bank , Burundi flag Burundi Website url: http://www.cggc.duke.edu/pdfs/2014_02_28_Duke_CGGC_Burundi_CoffeeGVC.pdf Arabica coffee has been commercially grown and exported from Burundi for decades, even during periods of economic and political instability. The coffee sector is crucial to the Burundian economy, not only because it provides employment to a large number of smallholder farmers in the country, but also because the majority of the country’s foreign exchange earnings derive from coffee exports.
Burundi in the Energy Global Value Chain: Skills for Private Sector Development - Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (Duke CGGC) · February 28, 2014 Consulting World Bank , Burundi flag Burundi Website url: http://www.cggc.duke.edu/pdfs/2014_02_28_Duke_CGGC_Burundi_EnergyGVC.pdf Burundi faces high and growing demand for electrical energy. Political and economic instability over the last two decades, however, has undermined the development of the country’s energy sector. With very low installed capacity, Burundi faces significant challenges with respect to energy supplies in the country. 90% of the country’s energy needs are currently met by the burning of biomass, primarily wood, for cooking and heat contributing to deforestation and health care issues, and the lack of electrical energy supply constrains the development of the country in the long term.
Burundi in the Agribusiness, Coffee and Energy Global Value Chains: Project Summary – Skills for Private Sector Development - Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (Duke CGGC) · February 28, 2014 Consulting World Bank , Burundi flag Burundi Website url: http://www.cggc.duke.edu/pdfs/2014_02_28_Duke_CGGC_Final_Project_Summary.pdf The Skills for Private Sector Development Project, commissioned by the Education Division of the World Bank, employed the GVC framework to identify specific workforce development strategies to foster upgrading within three industries crucial to Burundi's economic development: agribusiness, coffee and energy. Upgrading in these value chains is dependent on developing new capabilities and generally requires a substantially different set of workers with different skill sets. Knowing the requirements at each stage can help policy makers to prepare the workforce for the needs of future upgrading strategies.
Co-Author, Costa Rica en cadenas globales de valor: mapeo y perspectivas futuras - Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (Duke CGGC) · August 7, 2013 Consulting Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica (COMEX) , San José, Costa Rica flag Costa Rica Website: http://www.cggc.duke.edu/gvc/project.php?proj=180
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - North Carolina in the Global Economy: The Workforce Development Challenge · August 2013 - May 2014 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Global Value Chain Case Writing Workshop - Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (Duke CGGC) · May 2, 2013 - May 3, 2013 Consulting the Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness, campus of the University of West Indies , St. Lucia flag Saint Lucia
Global Value Chain Training Workshop - Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (Duke CGGC) · October 8, 2012 - October 12, 2012 Consulting Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness, St. Augustine campus, University of West Indies , Trinidad & Tobago flag Trinidad and Tobago

Service to Duke


Co-Organizer and Participant . Duke Global Summit on “Governance and Development in a Value Chain World · October 29, 2014 - November 1, 2014 Event/Organization Administration Duke University, Durham, NC

Website: https://dukegvcsummit.org/.

Global Priorities Committee (University) · December 27, 2011 Committee Service
Director . Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness · December 30, 2010 Other Social Science Research Institute, Duke

Other Professional Activities, University-Based ; http://www.cggc.duke.edu

Graduate Policy Committee (Department) · December 30, 2010 - June 1, 2012 Committee Service Sociology Dept.
Executive Committee (Department) · December 30, 2010 - July 1, 2011 Committee Service
Co-Organizer and Participant . Duke Global Summit on “Governance and Development in a Value Chain World · October 29, 2014 - November 1, 2014 Event/Organization Administration Duke University, Durham, NC

Website: https://dukegvcsummit.org/.

Global Priorities Committee (University) · December 27, 2011 Committee Service
Director . Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness · December 30, 2010 Other Social Science Research Institute, Duke

Other Professional Activities, University-Based ; http://www.cggc.duke.edu

Graduate Policy Committee (Department) · December 30, 2010 - June 1, 2012 Committee Service Sociology Dept.
Executive Committee (Department) · December 30, 2010 - July 1, 2011 Committee Service
Junior Faculty Search Committee (Department) · January 7, 2009 Committee Service Sociology Department