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04 September 2017 - 08 September 2017

Value-chain development: Moving from analysis to action

04 September 2017 - 08 September 2017

Value-chain development: Moving from analysis to action

Value-chain development: Moving from analysis to action

Course Information

04 September 2017 - 08 September 2017

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9010413

English

Deadline: 04 August 2017

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Do you want to move from analysis to action in value-chain development? Do you want to know how to facilitate the development of sustainable business models to secure lasting results? Do you want to know how to facilitate market system development? Do you want to know how to strengthen inclusive market systems? Do you want your enterprise development project to engage the private sector? Do you want to know how to manage value-chain development programmes? If so, this training course is for YOU!

Description

Description

Do you want to move from analysis to action in value-chain development? Do you want to know how to facilitate the development of sustainable business models to secure lasting results? Do you want to know how to facilitate market system development? Do you want to know how to strengthen inclusive market systems? Do you want your enterprise development project to engage the private sector? Do you want to know how to manage value-chain development programmes? If so, this training course is for YOU!

Target audience

Target audience

The course is designed for practitioners of market-driven small enterprise development projects, including programme staff, managers and development partners. Participants in previous trainings included staff from: UN Women, International Labour Organization, GIZ, Central Banks, International Trade Centre, Ministries of Urban and Rural Development and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute among others.

Background

Background

Value chains are embedded within complex market systems in which different actors directly and indirectly impact on the performance of the value chain. These systems include ‘supporting functions’, such  as training,  information  and financial  services, as well as ‘rules’, like standards, norms, and laws, that  influence the ways in which value chain  actors operate. Therefore, improving the performance of the value chain and achieving pro-poor outcomes means looking at the entire market system, and designing and implementing interventions that will address the core constraints that affect the system as a whole.

Executing successful private sector development interventions entails several key components, including:

  • Leveraging existing actor structures to tackle market failures by changing the way markets work, so that poor people are included in the benefits of growth and economic development.
  • Assuming a facilitator’s role and not becoming a part of the system itself. Agencies that undertake market systems development interventions are temporary outsiders who attempt to stimulate lasting change in the ways that permanent actors go about their business. To create this lasting change, the  agencies should not provide direct goods or  services to  enterprises, but  should change the incentives within the market system to  prompt  existing  actors  to  implement  the desired change.

This course will teach you how to do this.  It will provide an introduction to sector and value chain selection, market systems analysis, and value chain development, and will focus on pilot intervention design and implementation.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

The training builds on the ILO’s experience in Value Chain Development to provide an overview of fundamental market development principles, and to teach practical skills for the design and implementation of VCD initiatives using a facilitative approach. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • apply the principles and phases of Value Chain Development for decent work (Sector Selection, Value Chain Analysis, Intervention Design, and Implementation)
  • contribute to the design and implementation of market driven value chain development projects using a participatory approach.
  • apprehend the techniques for market systems facilitation, and appreciate the differences (and benefits) between facilitation and direct delivery.

Training Content

Training Content

The course uses an action-oriented, participative approach, based on practical examples from ILO projects in the field. Emphasis will be placed on how the value chain and facilitative approach can contribute to changing the business practices of private sector companies, to create large-scale, lasting benefits for poor people.

 

Information and Costs

Information and Costs

Location: The ITC-ILO in Turin, Italy

Duration: 5 days, from September 4th to September 8th, 2017

Price: The total cost is 2,180 euros (tuition fee 1,580 euros, subsistence costs 600 euros)

Enrol: The registration deadline is August 4th, 2017.

Contact: For more information, please write to: 

                                                

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Language requirements

Language requirements

Language: English

Contact us

vcd@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 1580

Subsistence cost: 600

Total cost: 2180

 

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10127 Turin - Italy

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