Please note that the essay topic for the second round of the application process has been updated to: “Global Value Chains (GVCs) contribute to development within a country by directly increasing GDP as well as providing employment gains and technological advances within a country. This is reflected by developed countries where value-added trade creates 28% of GDP. Therefore, the relevant question is: How can investment actively be incorporated into GVCs for a countries’ development strategies?”
The students who already have started, or are planning on writing on the initial topic given on development principles are not required to change and start over from scratch. The initial topic will also be accepted and is eligible for being awarded equally as the updated topic.
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