Making value chains work better for the poor: a toolbook for practitioners of value chain analysis

Date released
14 May 2012
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This book provides value chain practitioners with an easy-to-use set of tools for value-chain analysis, with a focus on poverty reduction. It aims to strengthen the links between value-chain analysis and development interventions that improve the opportunities available to the poor. Each of the tools has a clear focus on analysing the impact of the value chain from the point of view of the poor. The book was written as part of the UK Department for International Development’s M4P (Making Markets Work Better for the Poor) project, and published by Agricultural Development International in 2008. An updated and Indonesian translation of the book was published in 2012.