Trade in uncertain times: Prioritizing regional over global value chains to accelerate economic development in East Africa

“Developmental and policy discourse has been skewed excessively towards equating ‘export success’ with the ability to integrate into GVCs and sell products in high-income country markets. Policymakers in East Africa have, for a long time, embraced such policy strategies. In turn, the region has become more exposed and prone to GVC-related shocks.”

via Brookings Institution