Value Chain Analysis

Contributing to economic and social development

Over the past decades, the processes that bring along our (agro)industrial products and services have been segmented and moved to dispersed locations around the globe. The global or regional value chains that resulted from this process offer national economies the opportunity to specialize on individual stages. However, the extent to which participation in global value chains positively contributes to domestic development goals depends on the conditions under which domestic industry and farming can participate in these chains. The institutional context (such as government regulation) is crucial to led value chains offer domestic companies opportunities for upgrading, acquiring advanced technology, for creating new jobs, with learning opportunities, more inclusiveness and sustainability in production.

This 5 day Value Chain Analysis course focuses on how developing economies can benefit from global and regional value chains. Three inter-related aspects will be highlighted: (a) Strategies for particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to participate in global and regional value chains; (b) Policies for governments and business support organizations to help SMEs insert themselves into such chains; and (c) Opportunities for governments and civil society organizations to promote green and inclusive value chains..