New perspectives on value chains in sub Saharan Africa

SOURCE: Development Southern Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Scholvin, I.Turok, A.Black, J.R.Diez
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS (GVCS), SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, TRADE
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11987
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/16032
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16032

If you would like to obtain a copy of this Research Output, please contact Hanlie Baudin at researchoutputs@hsrc.ac.za.

Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to global value chains (GVCs) around the world. Trade wars were already posing challenges to current GVC arrangements and encouraging efforts to reorganise production networks, diversify supply chains and localise activity. Whether the recent instability represents a temporary disturbance to a longer-term trajectory or an historic transition to a new configuration remains to be seen.