About the research group
Multinational businesses can bring knowledge and capital to developing countries and thereby help to create and support productive employment. The extent of their contribution depends, however, on their relationship with both the host and the home governments. This research project investigates the conditions that enable and stimulate skills transfers and the integration of the host’s economy’s local businesses in international value chains and what the home country’s government can do to make growth more inclusive and employment more productive. Focusing on Dutch multinationals, the aim is to shed light on the recent change in Dutch government policy that foresees a transition from aid to trade as the engine of inclusive growth.