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Understanding Facilitation Briefing Paper

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2012

This briefing paper provides an overview of the facilitation approach to project implementation, which attempts to address the challenges of achieving sustainability and scale in value chain or market systems development. Facilitation attempts to stimulate change in market systems without the project taking a direct role in or becoming part of the system. This paper provides an overview of the key principles for facilitation, as well as tactics for implementation and methods to measure results.