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A Portfolio Approach to Value Chain Development Programs

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Author(s): 
Dan Charette
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Actively managing the risks associated with working in dynamic and occasionally volatile market environments is critical to facilitating pro-poor value chain growth. This tool demonstrates the applications of the portfolio approach—a well-known strategy in the finance industry for managing risks—to value chain development. It outlines the significance of the portfolio approach for selecting value chains, conducting value chain analysis and designing interventions, and for monitoring overall value chain performance.