Giovanni Pasquali, Aarti Krishnan, Matthew Alford, 01 July 2021

Trade in South-South global value chains has increased significantly, driven by trade agreements among developing countries and the growth of Southern lead firms. This column uses data on Kenyan horticulture suppliers to explore whether suppliers from the Global South are benefitting from increased opportunities for economic upgrading as trade in these value chains grow. It finds that suppliers who develop multi-chain strategies across both the global North and South diversify production more and achieve higher economic returns than those who do not. 

Ataman Aksoy, Francis Ng, 03 May 2014

Developing countries gained significant market shares in both industrial and developing countries throughout the 1990s and 2000s. This column highlights that China accounts for more than 70% of market share gains by developing countries in both industrial and developing countries during the 2000s. Recent increases in the industrial capabilities and competitiveness of developing countries can thus be considered predominantly a Chinese affair.

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