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 in how to adopt a systemic approach to value chain development. The competencies the programme seeks to develop build on a subset of the Market System Development Competency Framework developed by 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 five phases:
After the online training, participants will be asked to conduct an analysis of a market system in your own country and develop concrete intervention plans. The work can be done in groups of 2-3 people or individually. The final product of the field study is the first draft of the market system analysis report and an intervention plan. Participants benefit from up to two individual or group coaching sessions with ITCILO experts to discuss the challenges related to the study.
After the peer review and group coaching sessions, participants will have five more weeks to complete the field study and submit the final report. During this phase, they will be able to take advantage of coaching sessions that were not used in Phase 2.
After submitting the report, participants will receive feedback from ITCILO experts, indicating whether the work is of sufficient quality, or whether they should submit a new version. Once the report has been evaluated, participants will have to take a final test, covering all the topics discussed during the training. At the end of this phase, participants will receive the Certificate of Achievement issued by the ILO, giving the title of Value Chain Analyst. Successful candidates will be registered into the ITCILO’s database of accredited analysts.
The value chain certification programme is offered in English.
This course is part of one Diploma programme: