E15 Initiative

Services and Global Value Chains in the 21st Century Globalised Economy

E15
16 December
13:30 - 15:00
Taifa

Organisers

TDS LIVE | Services and Global Value Chains in the 21st Century Globalised Economy

Session objectives 

Together services and GVCs provide the basis for the new model of international trade and investment, where tasks and intermediates have far outstripped the importance of finished products in a world of fragmented production. GVCs require policymakers to think in a holistic way about what makes trade work and render border barriers meaningless, while efficient logistics, skills, and regulatory frameworks become key to engaging effectively in trade. Services and GVCs also raise important questions of equity and inclusiveness in the global economy, and it is not always clear how developing countries can participate and benefit most effectively in this new trading paradigm. In this session, E15 Services and GVCs experts will examine how services and GVCs can contribute to sustainable development and identify opportunities for LDCs and emerging economies to improve their services and increase their engagement in GVCs. 

Speakers

Moderator

  • Head of International Trade & Investment, World Economic Forum