Understanding the Intangibles: Trust, Risk, Leadership, and Transparency in Value Chain Partnerships (Presentation)

  • Date Posted: November 3, 2011
  • Authors: Christian Pennotti, Muhammad Nurul Amin Siddiquee
  • Organizations/Projects: CARE
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research, Other
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

CARE’s 5-year Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain (SDVC) project is successfully doubling the dairy-related incomes of over 35,000 producers in Northwest Bangladesh, over 70 percent of whom are smallholder or landless women. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the project has successfully engaged private sector actors at every level of the value chain. This presentation focuses on the role that intangible factors such as risk perceptions, trust, transparency and leadership have played in CARE’s ability to achieve results – and at times make decisions to walk away from otherwise promising opportunities.