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How to Support Value Chain Finance in a Smart Way?

This policy statement focuses on ‘good practice’ of donors and financiers in the field of value chain finance (VCF). While in a growing number of publications, the lessons learned and best practices of value chain finance for practitioners in developing countries have been described, much less is published about how ‘northern’ actors can best support these interventions. It is this aspect that the Rural Outreach and Innovation Action Group of the European Microfinance Platform aimed to address. Northern actors include donor organizations and NGOs that offer grant aid, as well as financial institutions focusing mainly on debt finance.

This document is the result of a discussion with members of the Action Group during its meeting at 29th November 2010 in Luxemburg.

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