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
International Development Research Centre Canada
International Fund for Agricultural Development Italy
International Institute for Environment and Development UK
International Islamic University Chittagong Bangladesh
International Islamic University Malaysia Malaysia
International Leadeership and Management Institute Kenya
International Livestock Research Institute Kenya
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center Kenya
International Manufacturing Unit, New York United States
International Metalworkers' Federation Switzerland
International Monetary Fund United States
International Resources Group United States
Iowa State University United States
Iran Small Industries & Industrial Park Organization Iran
ISCAE Morocco
ISCTE - Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa Portugal
Istanbul Technical University Turkey
Istituto di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali Veneto (Ires Veneto) Italy
IT University of Copenhagen Denmark
ITESM Mexico
Izmir Institute of Technology Turkey
Jadapvur University India
Jahangirnagar University Bangladesh
James Cook University Australia
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Japan
Jawaharlal Nehru University India
JBS International United States
JE Austin Associates, Inc. United States
Jiangxi University of financial and economic China
Jinan University China
Joan Hall Consulting United States
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Germany
Kansai University Japan
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium
KDI School of Policy and Management Korea - South
Kent State University United States
Kenyatta University Kenya
King's College UK
Kopint-Datorg, Budapest Hungary
Korea Institution for Industrial Economics and Trade Korea - South
Korea Small Business Institute Korea - South
Korea University Korea - South
Kyoto University Japan
Kyungnam University Korea - South
Lady Shri Ram College for Women India
Lancaster University UK
LaSalle Beauvais Polytechnic Institute France
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover Germany
Leipzig University Germany
Leuphana University Lüneburg Germany