18-19 September 2018
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.
The workshop will address the following issues:
- What are value chains?
- What differentiates them from simple input/output economic linkages?
- How are value chains governed, and by whom, and how does this affect the capacity to upgrade?
- What role do standards play in value chains?
- Given intense competition, how do value chains upgrade and in what directions?