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Participatory Approaches to Value Chain Development Briefing Paper

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Sunday, February 1, 2009

A truly participatory approach to value chain development moves beyond extractive or consultative interactions with stakeholders to an engagement that challenges behavior and stimulates collaborative solutions to value chain constraints. This briefing paper aims to demonstrate why and when participation can be effective, and gives guidance on how to implement participatory approaches throughout the value chain development project cycle.