About the product
Promoting industrial value chains in developing countries is a promising approach to foster economic development, create jobs and induce inclusive growth while addressing social and environmental issues. However, such promotion requires understanding of the status of development in the value chain and the complex linkages among its actors and with the socio-political environment. This publication assists analysts and decision makers in obtaining a complete picture of the status quo in a given value chain using rapid data collection and analysis methods. This type of diagnostic is useful at any point of value chain development: at the outset, when choosing the value chain, during the analysis phase and later during implementation, monitoring, evaluation and adjustment.