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Striving toward a Competitive Industry: The Importance of Dynamic Value Chain Facilitation

Organization(s): 
Emerging Markets Group
Author(s): 
David Knopp
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Monday, September 1, 2008
Systemic constraints and opportunities within a value chain are constantly shifting, and have a direct influence on the upgrading strategy. It is critical that dynamic facilitation is applied to not only capture and read these signals, but to actively respond with new interventions to ensure the necessary outcome is achieved. This paper will highlight the importance of dynamic facilitation within the value chain approach. Specifically, it will examine approaches for embedding active read-and-respond mechanisms within the management systems of a facilitator, while providing practical examples of how a program actively applies a follow-on facilitation strategy.