Programmes to Develop and Grow Value Chains: Evidence from Egypt and Other Developing Countries
Changes in business relationships resulting from interventions and programming of Value Chain Development are likely to produce significant benefits both for participants in a specific value chain – as well as for the overall market system in a country. The creation of ‘pro-poor’ or ‘inclusive’ value chains seek to increase access to information, inputs, and services by marginalised market actors and people (e.g. small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and women). This helpdesk report examines case studies from Egypt on programmes focusing on the development and growth of value chains in different sectors. For each project, the report provides brief programme summaries, programme details, programme objectives, and impacts. It also provides similar examples to that of Egypt but from other developing countries (i.e. Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, and Indonesia).