VC Learning Event: Facilitating Sustainable Change (Session Resources)

  • Date Posted: February 13, 2012
  • Document Types: Tool, Other
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

The related resources below are products of the "Facilitating Sustainable Change" session of USAID's Meeting the Challenges of Value Chain Development: A Learning Event.

Session Description:

In the field of value chain development, facilitation is accepted as a best practice for achieving sustained benefits beyond the life of a project. However, it presents donors and practitioners with challenges, such as longer time horizons to see change, less predictable results, and different staffing needs. In this session, we heard a leading expert explain the key factors underpinning facilitation as well as implementers from the Philippines and Uganda share their challenges and successes. Participants had the opportunity to engage in smaller groups with the presenters and their peers on practical issues of facilitation, and learned about tools, resources and ways to stay engaged with the learning community on the topic of facilitation.