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Strengthening Vertical Linkages Briefing Paper

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Author(s): 
Vikas Choudhary
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
This briefing paper provides guidelines for USAID missions and practitioners for strengthening vertical linkages. The paper explains the characteristics of effective vertical linkages and recommends good practices for transforming or strengthening vertical linkages to increase competitiveness and ensure greater distribution of benefits to small firms. Lessons from the field illustrate these good practices.