Guidance + Tools

Sector selection and Rapid Market Assessment for addressing environmental sustainability in value chain development

Template for criteria and guiding questions

Published by
ILO

This paper provides a framework of guiding questions for conducting Rapid Market Assessments and for selecting sectors that, while advancing decent work objectives, aim to address one or more environmental objectives.

Value chain or market systems development (VCD/MSD) is an increasingly popular methodology for promoting growth and decent work. The approach also holds potential for analysing systemic constraints to environmental issues, particularly as they relate to growth, jobs, income, and other social issues. 

VCD/MSD that addresses environmental considerations can play a vital role in promoting sustainable enterprise development and a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies.