Successful Practices in Value Chain Development

The purpose of this paper is to articulate successful practices for the implementation of value chain development projects based on JE Austin Associates’ (JAA) practical field experience. Six key principles emerged for successful value chain development project implementation:

1. Base project designs on good market analysis and direct them toward market opportunity

2. Conduct direct industry benchmarking to identify, design and generate stakeholder buy-in

3. Leverage value chain analysis to empower stakeholders to participate in improving their sector competitiveness through sustainable interventions

4.Maximize impact and outreach through the identification and promotion of replicable business models

5. Enlist the financial system as a partner in implementing proposed solutions

6. Ensure that institutions delivering the proposed solutions appear credible to stakeholders

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