Global services value chains: A new path to development

Source: VoxEU CEPR

The role of global value chains for development is often told from a manufacturing or agriculture perspective. This column discusses how the rise of global services value chains offers developing countries with new opportunities by providing jobs, revenue, and productivity growth. In addition, they do so in a more inclusive way than manufacturing. Policymakers need to invest in human capital and address regulatory barriers to services trade to make the most of this development.

It draws examples of the Indian software services industry and business process outsourcing services in Philippines to expand on the idea of countries joining service GVCs. They find insights about themes like spillover benefits from trade in services and evidence about the relationship between trade and employment in the sector.

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