Value Chain Selection in the Context of Inclusive Market Systems Development

  • Date Posted: February 23, 2016
  • Organizations: ACDI/VOCA
  • Document Types: Guidance, Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

This briefing paper is designed to provide guidance to donors, implementers and practitioners on value chain selection within activities seeking to develop inclusive market systems. The selection of value chains, according to specific criteria, is typically made during project or activity design. However, value chain selection often needs revisiting during implementation to correct faulty assumptions or accommodate changes in the country-specific political and physical environment, end market, or chain itself.