The ILO Value Chain Analyst Certification Programme enhances your capacity to analyze value chains, identify systemic constraints in market systems and design impactful interventions for more and better jobs. Value Chain Analysis is a complex task that requires individuals and agencies to apply an analytical framework to uncover the bottlenecks that inhibit growth and decent work in selected sectors and value chains. With this new capacity building programme, the ILO trains and certifies practitioners on how to adopt a systemic approach to value chain development. The competencies the programme works to develop build on a subset of the "Market System Development Competency Framework" of the BEAM Exchange/DCED.
The Value Chain Analyst Certification Programme welcomes: - Experts of organizations with a mandate to promote small enterprise growth and value chain promotion (SME agencies, business support institutions, productivity organizations, trade facilitation bodies, civil society organizations) - Individual consultants and private firms currently working on value chain development
By the end of this certification, participants will:
The value chain analysis certification course will consist of three distinct phases:
Individual assessment of key VCA competencies
At the end of the training cycle, there will be an individual assessment of key value chain analysis competencies. This phase consists of a written test and interview and will require a time investment of 3 hours. Upon successful completion of the full programme, the participants will receive an ILO Value Chain Analyst Certificate.
The value chain certification programme is offered in English.