ACDI/VOCA conducts trainings in the value chain approach and its applications for USAID mission and project staff. We also deliver customized training on value chains, value chain analysis and our value chain approach for other interested entities working on economic development issues in emerging economies.
Participants in our trainings are able to use the value chain approach as a tool to understand trends in global markets and conditions under which micro- and small enterprises can contribute to and benefit from increased global competitiveness.
Value Chain Training: Core Topics & Approach
Value chain training covers the following topics:
- analyze the structure and dynamics of value chains
- develop strategies to overcome constraints and increase value chain competitiveness
- catalyze private-sector stakeholders to collaborate and improve industry performance
Participants learn key concepts, tools and guidelines related to the value chain approach. Training covers the principles of value chain analysis and methods by which the value chain framework can be used to increase industry competitiveness, economic growth and poverty reduction.
ACDI/VOCA value chain training also includes examples of how the value chain framework can be integrated into program design. It uses case studies to guide participants through the process of industry selection, value chain analysis, identification of potential interventions, development of a competitiveness strategy and drafting an implementation plan.
Value Chain Training: Results
The training prepares participants to:
- lead a value chain analysis team
- develop a strategy for competitiveness using participatory processes
- facilitate stakeholder workshops to articulate an action plan
ACDI/VOCA does not hold regularly scheduled trainings. If your organization would like to contract ACDI/VOCA for a training or for more information, contact Lisa Kearns at Lkearns@acdivoca.org.