economic and social upgrading
in global production networks

Key sectors

Capturing the Gains will examine strategies for economic and social upgrading across global production networks in the telecommunications, tourism, apparel and horticulture sectors. This will allow a comparison of common barriers and opportunities in relation to pro-poor upgrading.

Mobile telecommunications

Telecommunications is a leading business sector in many emerging economies.
More information on mobile telecommunications.


Global production networks in the tourism industry connect thousands of low-income, and often low-skilled workers in developing states to wealthy consumers in the industrialised nations.
More information on tourism


The apparel sector provides a strategic link between rural agriculture and urban industrialisation in the cotton-textiles value chain.
More information on apparels.


Horticulture, the production of fresh fruits and flowers, is an increasingly important economic sector in a number of low-income countries.
More information on agro-foods.