Feed the Future
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MSE Upgrading in Value Chains

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Author(s): 
Elizabeth Dunn
Holly Parsons
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

This briefing paper offers observations and suggestions for promoting firm-level upgrading, with an emphasis on upgrading among micro-and small enterprises (MSEs), including small-holder agriculture. It is not intended as the final word on MSE upgrading, but instead serves as a point of departure for stimulating discussion and shared learning based on project implementation experience. Since so much of private sector development depends on successful upgrading, the purpose of this brief is to open the discussion of emerging best practices.

For the full upgrading report and additional resources, check the Related links below.