Inclusive Market Development Approach with a Focus on Value Chain Interventions

Enterprise development has not always produced sustainable outcomes. The goal of market development is to “make markets work for the poor”.

Country: NIGER

Region: Africa

Value-chain development empowers small businesses to sell to more stable, bigger or higher-value markets.  It does so by linking small enterprises with all businesses in the value chain and with service providers. This increases the competitiveness of the industry and the benefits to low-income enterprises.


After the course, the participants were better able to:

  • understand the inclusive market development approach, and the concepts and methods of value-chain analysis;
  • position value-chain development within private-sector development;
  • assess value chains;
  • use this to identify services and products that best match the strengths and constraints of a specific value chain;
  • devise a value-chain strategy.

Partner: The United Nations Development Programme, Nigeria  

Target group: public and private-sector counterparts of the UNDP’s “Inclusive Market Facility” project

Results: The UNDP used the course to strengthen public-sector capacity concerning inclusive market development and policy and planning for private-sector development in Nigeria.

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