Global Development Institute Blog

The Covid-19 pandemic created a major shock to the global economy. The ramifications of this shock are reverberating through global value chains to reach workers and sites of production throughout the world.

These ramifications are both short and long term. In the short term, the crisis was a major shock for developing economies particularly those who rely on exports through GVCs as global lead firms cancelled orders and workers were terminated often with very little protection.

This webinar aims to examine the future of global value chains in a post-Covid world and how could a restructuring of the global economy shape the position of suppliers and workers in developing countries.



Stephanie Barrientos (University of Manchester),

Dev Nathan (Institute for Human Development, New Delhi).

Rory Horner (University of Manchester),

Raphael Kaplinsky (University of Sussex),

Chair: Shamel Azmeh (University of Manchester).


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