Institutions include international, regional and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, statistical organizations, industry associations and other groups that have staff in-house or contract with outside organizations to conduct value chain studies.

These groups publish GVC guides, toolkits and handbooks and actively produce reports, working papers and books that provide industry and geographic-specific case studies. These organizations are interested in GVC research as a framework to guide policymaking that takes into account the economic, social and/or environmental concerns of the institution.

Name Location
Centre for Advanced Training in Rural Development, Berlin Germany
European University of Applied Sciences Germany
Fachhochschule Bingen Germany
Frankfurt University Germany
Free University of Berlin Germany
Georg-August-University Göttingen Germany
German Development Institute Germany
German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation Germany
German Institute of Global and Area Studies Germany
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg Germany
Hochschule Pforzheim Germany
Humboldt University Germany
Humboldt University at Berlin Germany
IFO Institute for Economic Research Germany
Institut für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung Germany
Institute of Silviculture Germany
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Germany
Kiel Institute for the World Economy Germany
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover Germany
Leipzig University Germany
Leuphana University Lüneburg Germany
Mannheim Business School Germany
Max Planck Institute of Economics Germany
Mesopartner Germany
Philipps-Universität Marburg Germany
Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn Germany
Ruhr-University Bochum Germany
Technical University, Berlin Germany
UNIQUE Forestry Consultants Germany
Universitaet Bremen Germany
Universität Bayreuth Germany
Universitat Osnabruck Germany
University Kaiserslautern Germany
University of Applied Sciences of Eberswalde Germany
University of Bamberg Germany
University of Bayreuth Germany
University of Bonn Germany
University of Bremen Germany
University of Cologne Germany
University of Duisburg Germany
University of Frankfurt Germany
University of Freiburg Germany
University of Giessen Germany
University of Hamburg Germany
University of Kassel Germany
University of Kiel Germany
University of Leipzig Germany
University of Marburg Germany
University of Munich Germany
University of Stuttgart Germany