Value chain development for decent work

A guide for development practitioners, government and private sector initiatives

Published by
International Labour Organization (ILO)

This guide provides support for the selection of appropriate value chains; value chain mapping, research and assessment; and the development of a vision and strategy for sustainable systemic change. The approach described in this guide moves away from a mono-dimensional view of value chains towards a multi-dimensional vision. Here, a sector consists of a grid of multiple value chains and is embedded into a market system consisting of various functions and rules and influenced by various private and public market players. The guide reflects on Decent Work issues within the value chains. Poor and disadvantaged groups are always part of value chains, whether as producers, workers or consumers.

Useful for:

Development agencies and programme managers considering which sectors programmes to focus on, and implementers and consultants conducting value chain analysis and developing strategies.