Value Chain Resources

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April 27, 2023, 9:03 a.m.

Karri Byrne

I really recommend going to the BEAM Exchange: I'm not sure what kind of resources you are looking for specifically, but value chains are really just a part of a market systems approach (see [this MiC video]( if you aren't sure what I mean by that). Depending on what you are looking for, you will find a wealth of guidance, evidence, and resources. Another great source to look at is which I find most useful if there is a specific angle I am trying to work on (gender, youth, a specific country). Take a look at these and feel free to post here again if you have more questions...

March 30, 2023, 4:48 p.m.

Monty Lynn

Louae, If you're working with smallholders and value chains/market systems, you may find this World Vision document helpful: *[Integrating Extremely Poor Producers Into Markets Field Guide](*

March 30, 2023, 9:19 a.m.


Dear Louae The third edition of the International Labour Organization's (ILO's) "Value Chain Development for Decent Work: A Systems Approach to Creating More and Better Jobs" provides an overview of how to take a systems approach to value chain development with the goal of creating more and better jobs. Ultimately, the aim of this guide is to provide a set of principles, steps, and tools that can be used and adapted by value chain and market systems development projects in their particular context. It includes real-life examples and mini case studies. There are theoretical concepts underpinning each section, but the focus is on their practical application.

March 30, 2023, 9:19 a.m.


This guide (Cross-Border Value Chain Development - A Rough Guide to Market Systems Development for Decent Work), in addition to the one I shared previously, is intended to help value chain practitioners account for the added complexities that arise from the cross-border nature of value chains, and understand the impacts on decent work so that they can magnify positive effects and minimize negative ones. The guide builds on the Guide to Value Chain Development for Decent Work and the ILO experience accumulated in market system development projects.

March 30, 2023, 7:30 a.m.

Louae Almazher

Dear MiC Colleagues, Hope you are doing well. :innocent: Can you please share any Value chain training or documents you found useful? Thank you in advance.