MSE Upgrading in Value Chains

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Authors: Elizabeth Dunn, Holly Parsons
  • Organizations: ACDI/VOCA
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

This briefing paper offers observations and suggestions for promoting firm-level upgrading, with an emphasis on upgrading among micro-and small enterprises (MSEs), including small-holder agriculture. It is not intended as the final word on MSE upgrading, but instead serves as a point of departure for stimulating discussion and shared learning based on project implementation experience. Since so much of private sector development depends on successful upgrading, the purpose of this brief is to open the discussion of emerging best practices.

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