The ILO Value Chain Analyst Certification Programme will enhance your capacity to analyse value chains, identify systemic constraints in market systems and design impactful interventions for more and better jobs. Value Chain Analysis is a complex task, requiring 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, teaching them to adopt a systemic approach to value-chain development. The competencies the programme works to develop are based on a sub-set of the BEAM Exchange/DCED's "Market System Development Competency Framework".
The Value Chain Analyst Certification Programme welcomes experts from organizations with a mandate to promote small-enterprise growth and value-chain development (SME agencies, business support institutions, productivity organizations, trade facilitation bodies, civil society organizations), as well as 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.