Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
Action for Enterprise presents: Working with Lead Firms to Improve Value Chain Competitiveness & Generate Sustainable Impact for MSMEs
Arlington, Virginia, USA
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In the field of private sector and value chain development, practitioners frequently come across dynamic firms that play a critical role in moving their industry, and other value chain participants forward. These include buyers, traders, agricultural input suppliers, processors, veterinarians, craft exporters, tour operators, etc. Through collaboration with these firms, development organizations (DOs) can generate positive impact for the large numbers of small-scale producers that these firms transact with which will be sustained through ongoing market relationships.
The objective of this new workshop is to present principles, tools and strategies for working with such lead firms (LFs) in a value chain / market development framework. This two-day workshop will present practical tools and strategies for DOs to structure their collaboration with LFs. This training is recommended for advanced practitioners with previous training in value chain program design and is designed to complement AFE’s three-day value chain training.