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Finance in the Value Chain Framework Briefing Paper

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Author(s): 
Janice Stallard
Bob Fries
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Value chain finance is defined and applied in many ways, referenced in countless articles and discussed at numerous conferences. This brief paper is designed to clarify the term for practitioners, implementers and donors by describing what value chain finance is, why it matters, its relevance for value chain development, and some recommended good practices for designing value chain finance interventions.