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Quantitative Analysis of Value Chain Strength in the APEC Region

1558-Cover_VC Strength Draft Report v6
Published Date October 2014
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under APEC Secretariat, APEC Policy Support Unit
Accessed 13057
Pages 69
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Part 2 of a 4-phase analysis of Value Chain Resilience in the APEC region, this report examines Value Chain Strength by combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to place APEC’s performance in a comparative perspective with other regional groupings. The report shows that Value Chain Strength in the region is high: the Asia-Pacific’s value chains are resilient to external shocks, including the occurrence of systemic risks. The strong reaction to extreme events such as natural disasters and the Global Financial Crisis suggests that more common occurrences of value chain risk are also managed effectively by value chain participants, thanks in part to the supportive environment established by the public sector.