CAPTURING
THE
GAINS

economic and social upgrading
in global production networks



Introduction

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.