The Islamic Development Bank’s (IsDB) new business model with Global Value Chain (GVC) based Member Country Partnership Strategy (MCPS) aims to identify the bottlenecks, opportunities, and challenges in Member Countries’ (MCs) integration and upgrading within certain GVCs. The GVC Selection Analysis based on IsDB’s GVC methodology and consultations with stakeholders have shown that the textile, agriculture and automotive industries are industries whereby Turkey has natural, dynamic, spillover and surplus potential to increase its international competitiveness, engage in more value-added activities and create employment opportunities. Accordingly, this Preliminary GVC Analysis on these industries provides a brief GVC-based analysis in identifying the opportunities and challenges in upgrading within the GVCs.
In the last thirty years, Turkey has achieved considerable success with its integration into the GVCs. Nevertheless, technological developments, demographic shifts, transformations in the global economy, global trends and international competition necessitate going further and upgrading of Turkish industries in the GVCs. The upgrading of industries at the global level would not only address the gaps in Turkey’s domestic economic transformation in terms of creating employment opportunities, increasing value added, and catching up with latest technological developments for the 4th Industrial Revolution but also provide the basis for international competitiveness, attracting high quality foreign investment and achieving environment friendly sustainable economic development.