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This success story documents the story of an entrepreneur in rural Haiti who was able to obtain a loan and subsequently saw his income increase when the credit union Caisse Populaire Fraternité (CPF) opened a new branch in Plaine-du-Nord, Haiti in November 2012 with financial help from the USAID-funded HIFIVE project.
A market assessment was conducted in Honduras on the complexity of the current agricultural market systems for selected horticulture crops to pinpoint optimal ways for USAID to stimulate the development of a dynamic and self-upgrading market system.
This presentation highlights new findings on global value chain (GVC) upgrading in large and small economies. Drawing on emerging research, Gary Gereffi discusses several factors related to new trends in GVC upgrading, including state policy and a re-emphasis on the domestic market, the regionalization of value chains, and the role of shifting end markets for developing country exporters. He talks about these trends in the context of Brazil and Costa Rica, as seen in three manufacturing industries.
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. It documents the use of the value chain approach to shift the design of an infrastructure program from direct implementation to longer-term, sector development. The study focuses on the USAID-funded, CHF-implemented KATA project, which aims to advance stability in Haiti’s most conflict-prone cities by stimulating employment and supporting sustainable livelihoods.