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Public-Private Partnerships for Family Planning Commodities

Many governments and donors support the use of public-private partnerships to distribute publicly managed commodities through the private health sector to overcome barriers to access for the full range of family planning methods. This brief draws on country experiences with commodity partnerships for family planning in Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania. It documents approaches used to place government-managed commodities into the hands of private providers and ultimately the women seeking the method.

Pathways out of Poverty Case Study: AMPATH: Reaching the Vulnerable Using Value Chain Development

USAID commissioned a series of case studies to examine interventions and approaches to creating pathways out of poverty that either “pushed” the very poor towards productive engagement in markets and/or “pulled” the poor into markets. This case study, written by the Indiana Institute for Global Health Kenya, examines the Academic Model for Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATH) in Western Kenya which piloted a sequenced graduation approach to market integration.

Value Chain Activities for Conflict-Affected Populations in Guinea

This study is part of a series of guided case studies aimed at exploring whether and under what conditions the application of a value chain approach can help accelerate economic growth in conflict-affected environments. Using the value chain framework, the study looks at interventions in the groundnuts sector of a larger integrated community development program called “Social and Economic Recovery through Community Development Initiatives” (SER-CD).

Early Lessons Targeting Populations with a Value Chain Approach

The value chain approach has been applied with a pro-poor focus for many years by different donors. By applying this framework to specific target populations or to specific settings, such as post-conflict, USAID takes the approach one step further by tailoring interventions to meet the needs and circumstances of specific groups. A unique aspect of this approach is that it takes a market-driven methodology and applies it under circumstances of regional instability, or when tribal tensions, disease, or psychological trauma are prevalent.

Value Chain Framework and the Lulu Livelihoods Programme

This study is part of a series of guided case studies aimed at exploring whether and under what conditions the application of a value chain approach can help accelerate economic growth in conflict-affected environments. The focus of this case is the Lulu Livelihoods Programme implemented by MEDIC in Sudan’s shea butter industry. It details the strategies pursued by the program to cope with the ongoing conflict and presents research findings based on the four hypotheses tested.

Cotton Value Chain Case Study for Northern Uganda

This study is part of a series of guided case studies aimed at exploring whether and under what conditions the application of a value chain approach can help accelerate economic growth in conflict-affected environments. The study draws out lessons learned from a pilot initiative implemented by IRC to promote cotton production among displaced farmers living in camps in Northern Uganda, and the applicability of the value chain approach in such situations.

Formalization of the Warm Milk Channel in Kenya: A Study in Effective Facilitation (Presentation)

SITE’s work in Kenya's warm milk trade has been an iterative process, relying on numerous types of facilitation to address each challenge as it unfolded, incentivizing a fragmented informal sector without lead firms to collaborate, improve its performance and increase the benefits to its participants. By demonstrating the benefits to regulation and formalization, there has been significant upgrading in the value chain, crowding in of new entrants, and substantial increases in the volumes of milk traded and profitability for the actors.

FACET Factsheet

FACET is a TA mechanism designed to help Missions use ICTs to improve the impact of their agriculture projects.

ICT and Ag Profile: Manobi

Manobi has developed a range of mobile and web-based applications focused on improving weaknesses in value chains.