Under what conditions are value chains effective tools for pro-poor development?

Reports/papers (non-specific)
, 48 pages
PDF (1 MB)
Published: May 2011
ISBN: 9781843698142
Product code:16029IIED

The purpose of this paper is to draw together preliminary conclusions and open questions of the impact on the livelihoods of poorer producers through participation in formal value chains. This is a critical topic for donors and NGOs as they consider the effectiveness of investment strategies, and for companies seeking to contribute to the Millennium Development Goals through their sourcing practices.