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30 June 2021

Bangkok, Thailand



09:00-10:30 (GMT+7), Bangkok time

RIVA Value Chain Analyzer is an online tool for policy makers, analysts and researchers to better understand their economy’s integration in global value chains (GVCs). It provides data and indicators based on estimated trade in value added flows between 72 economies in 38 sectors for 2007, 2011 and 2017. It is available at

The interactive and automated features provided on RIVA support analyses and policy decision making that require mapping GVC integration and linkages. In addition, it also allows for convenient cross-country comparisons and benchmarking. Through the provision of interactive visualizations, flexible data querying and automated country brief generation, the platform offers useful background information for policymaking and negotiation in an interconnected world.

RIVA Value Chain Analyzer version 1 (RIVA 1.0) has been  developed by Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in collaboration with the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) and Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Underlying data used in estimations came from the Asian Development Bank’s Multi-Regional Input Output Tables.

The launch of RIVA 1.0 will provide an opportunity to learn about the platform and participate in the discussion on how to better support policymakers in an interconnected world.

30 Jun 2021
Opening remarks
  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Mr. Choi Jong-uk, Deputy Director-General, Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
Demonstration of Value Chain Analyzer in RIVA

Ms. Witada Anukoonwattaka, Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section (TPFS); Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP

Supporting policy-decision making in the interconnected world

Session moderator: Ms. Mia Mikic, Adviser at Large, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT)

  • H.E. Ms. Kamrang Tekreth, Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia
  • Ms. Daria Taglioni, Research Manager, Trade and International Integration, Development Economics and Chief Economist, World Bank 
  • Ms. Elaine S. Tan, Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist and Director General, and Head, Statistics and Data Innovation Unit, Asian Development Bank
  • Mr. Biswajit Nag, Professor of Economics, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

Closing Remarks:

  • Mr. José Durán Lima, Chief, Regional Integration Unit, Division of International Trade and Integration, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) 
  • Mr. Yann Duval, Officer-in-charge of TIID, and Chief of TPFS, ESCAP

for more information, please contact

Trade, Investment and Innovation Division +66 2 288-1234 [email protected]
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