This course will help enterprise development practitioners to design and implement market-driven value-chain development initiatives using a participatory approach. The course will present and analyse the principles and rationality behind value-chain development, provide a detailed analysis of the different phases (sector selection, value-chain analysis, intervention design and implementation), share different techniques for market systems facilitation, and discuss the differences between facilitation and direct delivery (and the respective benefits). The course content will be based on experience of value-chain development projects and initiatives implemented in developing and middle-income countries by the ILO and other development organizations.
The course is designed for practitioners of market-driven small-enterprise development projects, including programme staff, managers and development partners. Participants in previous training courses have included staff from UN Women, the International Labour Organization, GIZ, central banks, the International Trade Centre, ministries of urban and rural development, and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute.