economic and social upgrading
in global production networks


International research to promote fairer trade and decent work

Capturing the Gains research aims to ensure that participation in a global economy translates into better jobs for workers in developing countries, promoting decent work and respect for labour standards.

Cross-country sector studies will explore the national, regional and global dynamics between lead firms in the North and emerging lead firms in the South.

The programme provides a new approach to understanding economic development, offering a fresh perspective on development policy in a global economy. It is supported by an advisory group drawn from companies, donors, trade unions and NGOs.