The Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC), Duke University
Global Value Chains - CGGC
The Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC), Duke University has been involved in groundbreaking research on global health issues, including how food and trade affect healthy diets.
In the summer of 2007 researchers at CGGC were contacted by representatives of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, the National Institute of Health (NIH), and the World Health Organization (WHO) to participate in a series of conferences beginning in fall 2007 that would highlight new approaches to studying childhood obesity. Researchers at CGGC were specifically asked by organizers of the McGill Health Challenge and the WHO Early-Stage Expert Meeting on Trade and Healthy Diets to write a framework paper that would outline how researchers should address the multi levels of analysis which are needed to capture the various determinants of childhood obesity.