15.11.2017 – 16.11.2017 · Bangkok, Thailand · Category: Thailand

9th Plenary Meeting OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on Global Value Chains, Production Transformation and Development

The 9th Plenary Meeting OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on Global Value Chains, Production Transformation and Development will be co-organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, on 15 and 16 November 2017.

The OECD Initiative on Global Value Chains (GVCs), Production Transformation and Development is a platform for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing among countries from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the OECD. It aims at improving evidence and identifying policy guidelines to support better development strategies, production transformation, upgrading and participation in global value chains (GVCs).

The Initiative comprises a network of high level government representatives from Ministries of Industry, Trade, Economy and Finance from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the OECD. The Initiative benefits from an Advisory Board of Experts from 11 International Organisations (AUC, EU ECA, ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA, ILO, UNCTAD, UNIDO, World Bank and WTO). The Initiative organises two Plenary Meetings per year to discuss the implementation of the Programme of Work and to promote knowledge sharing and peer learning on development strategies, GVCs and production transformation.

SWITCH-Asia at the 9th Plenary Meeting

On Wednesday, 15 November, the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility Team Leader, Dr. Uwe Weber, will join the "Round Table on sectoral trends, dynamics and implications for policies", providing insights and case studies from the SWITCH-Asia Programme's experience.

The full agenda is available here.