Productive Transformation








Developing countries often capture fewer gains from their participation in the global economy than more advanced ones. That is because most of them are specialised in labour-intensive, low-technology manufacturing, or natural resource extraction, with poor linkages between domestic firms and more capital-intensive foreign companies. What policies can help those economies transform into competitive, resilient and environmentally sustainable ones? We help policymakers tap a wealth of expertise and experience from around the world to devise their own solutions.

About the OECD Initiative

The OECD Initiative on Global Value Chains (GVCs), Production Transformation and Development is a global platform for policy dialogue and knowledge-sharing between countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. It aims at improving evidence and at identifying policy guidelines to support production transformation and sustainable and inclusive participation to local, regional and global markets. Read more >>


News and Updates


Please mark your diaries for the 2023 Plenary Meetings of the OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on Global Value Chains, Production Transformation and Development, marking its 10-year anniversary:

  • The 20th Plenary Meetings will be hosted by the OECD in Paris on 5-6 July 2023.
  • The 21st Plenary Meetings will be hosted by the Government of Costa Rica in San José on 2-3 October 2023.

In-person participation is recommended. Online participation will be possible upon request. Please address any request to

If you are not a member or partner of the Initiative and would like to receive an invitation, please send an email to

Publications and reports 

Forthcoming : The Production Transformation Policy Review (PTPR) of Bangladesh 

Download: Peer Learning Group Meeting on Production Transformation Policy Review of Bangladesh [8 September, 2022]


Latest publications:

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