Stephanie Barrientos

Stephanie Barrientos is Professor of Global Development at the University of Manchester. Stephanie has researched and published widely on gender, agribusiness, and employment in global value chains; trade and labour standards; corporate social responsibility, fair and ethical trade. She has undertaken research in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. She led research commissioned by Cadbury Mapping Sustainable Cocoa Production in Ghana and India, which informed Mondelez Cocoa Life (US$400m) program. She has advised a large number of companies, NGOs, government and international organizations including Body Shop, Cadbury/Mondelez, DFID, Marks & Spencer, Nike, Oxfam, WIEGO, ILO, and UNCTAD. Stephanie held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2013-16) to write a book: Gender and Work in Global Value Chains: Capturing the Gains? published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. She is Research Lead on the DFID program (2017-22) Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) in global value chains Also, leads a GCRF/ESRC research project ‘Shifting South’ on decent work in regional value chains in Africa (2020-2022).

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