Research Reports

Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program: Jordan ICT Cluster, ICT Taxonomy and Subsector Selection Report

February 2014   |   Durham, NC   |   Gary Gereffi, Timothy Sturgeon, Ghada Ahmed, Jack Daly, Jonathan Morgan
Study commissioned by USAID via Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI).

Wheat Value Chains and Food Security in the Middle East and North Africa Region

August 2013   |   Ghada Ahmed, Danny Hamrick, Andrew Guinn, Ajmal Abdulsamad, Gary Gereffi
This report focuses on the wheat global value chain in the energy-exporting countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with particular emphasis on Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the UAE. It is funded by a grant to Duke from the US Department of Defense's MINERVA Initiative.
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The Fruit and Vegetables Global Value Chain: Economic Upgrading and Workforce Development: Chapter 2

November 2011   |   Durham, NC   |   Karina Fernandez-Stark, Penny Bamber, Gary Gereffi
This report shows the shift of fruit and vegetable preparation from rural households to the urban kitchen, and highlights the new skills and global standards required of workers and suppliers in developing countries to meet the needs of global supermarkets. Five countries are covered in this report: Honduras, Chile, Kenya, Morocco, and Jordan.
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The Tourism Global Value Chain: Economic Upgrading and Workforce Development: Chapter 5

November 2011   |   Durham, NC   |   Michelle Christian, Karina Fernandez-Stark, Ghada Ahmed, Gary Gereffi
Global tourists are traveling further, faster and more frequently than ever before. This report indicates how developing countries can prepare their tourism workforce to provide the high levels of customer service expected by today’s sophisticated traveler. The tourism industry in Costa Rica, Jordan, and Vietnam are covered in this report.
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