A methodological guide
Tools That Make Value Chains Work: Discussion and Cases
Prepared for the World Bank
J.E. Austin Associates, Inc.
Martin Webber, J.E. Austin Associates, Inc.
Patrick Labaste, The World Bank
From the guide's overview
This Guide to value chain approaches provides the user with actionable methods and tools to
increase the productivity and performance of sub-Saharan African (SSA) agriculture.
The Guide is intended for use by a number of audiences. Most directly, it provides planners,
decision makers, and implementers with practical tools for creating effective value and supply
chain development programs. It also provides public and private stakeholders with a common
framework for prioritizing decisions on sector and sub-sector competitiveness. Policy makers,
business leaders, members of the development community, researchers, and practitioners can use
these methods and approaches to promote the development of traditional and non-traditional
value chains in sub-Saharan Africa.