Diagnostics For Industrial Value Chain Development

Industrial value chains comprise all activities required to manufacture goods by transforming primary materials and adding value to them, including primary production, supply of inputs, processing, storage, transport, quality control, marketing, and distribution. Promoting industrial value chains in developing countries is increasingly recognized as a promising approach to bring about economic development, create jobs and induce inclusive growth while also addressing a wide range of social and environmental development issues.

This guide assists analysts and decision makers to obtain a sufficiently complete picture of the status quo in a given value chain using rapid data collection and analysis methods. This type of diagnostic helps focus on important constraints to and opportunities for value chain development that can be taken into consideration to ensure the impact of interventions. It can be useful at any point of value chain development: in the beginning when choosing the value chain, during the analysis phase and later during implementation, monitoring and evaluation and adjustment.

This guide is organized as follows:

  • Part 1: introduces the analytical framework of the diagnostics.
  • Part 2: guides the reader through an initial mapping of the value chain.
  • Part 3: introduces parameters and indicators for the seven diagnostic dimensions and gives recommendations on collecting data and developing statements about the current status of the chain. Finally, it provides guidance on hypothesis testing and logical deduction allowing analysts to predict how any development in the chain will affect the different development goals.
  • Part 4: explains how to use the information from Part 3 in the context of strategies to implement and finance interventions for value chain promotion and development.

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