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Using the Value Chain Approach to Design a Competitiveness Strategy

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Author(s): 
Jeanne Downing
Marcela Correa
Ruth Campbell
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
This briefing paper provides guidelines for USAID missions and practitioners for working with the private sector to design programs that extend impact beyond individual firms to industry-wide competitiveness. The paper includes descriptions of the components of a competitiveness strategy (end-market competitiveness, upgrading requirements and a plan for sustainability), as well as the steps involved in developing a strategy.