Big business getting all the government bandwidth?

18.09.2020 Lisa McAuley
Big business getting all the government bandwidth?

Today, more than two-thirds of world trade occurs through global value chains (GVCs).

With the world economy facing multiple disruptions, including slow economic growth, natural disasters, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, GVCs – and supply chains more broadly – are transforming more rapidly than ever.

While past decades fostered an expansion and enlargement of GVCs, more recently some have also shortened and become more localised, a trend which is likely to increase in the coming years as large and small businesses reconfigure their operations due to the pandemic and the eager adoption of digital technologies.

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This survey is aimed at helping to improve our own understanding of how industry and government-run programmes supporting businesses in international activities have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your responses will be critical in assisting policy makers to better understand the needs of businesses, large and small enterprises, engaged in global supply chains.

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