South Africa
Unnamed Road Northern Cape ZA

This discussion paper examines the roles of South Africa and Kenya as regional gateways for global value chains (GVCs) coordinated by multinational corporations (MNCs), and the obstacles small and medium enterprises (SMEs) face in entering those value chains, owing to the voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) enacted by MNCs.

Lead organization:
Study sector:
Agriculture, Forestry, Seafood, Mining
Study type:
Context or baseline assessment
Study design & methods:
Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Economic issues
Published on:
November 9, 2017
Name of lead contact:
Anna Ngarachu