Value chains

  • Date: Monday, 07 August 2017
  • Venue: IDC, Sandown, Johannesburg
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7-8 August 2017

The function of this workshop is to build research and policy capabilities in the South African government to better understand the dynamics of value chains and, in so doing, to contribute to employment growth and productivity enhancement through upgrading. The workshop will be interactive and combine formal presentations with participation of government officials. To draw practical lessons useful to policymaking and implementation, the workshop will focus on a selection of value chains of relevance/interest to participants.

Dr Justin Barnes of Benchmarking and Manufacturing Analysts will facilitate the workshop. Dr Barnes has extensive experience of policy development and implementation in a range of sectors and countries (including South Africa) and is a member of a global research network analysing the global value chains framework.