Vietnam

Value Chain Capacity Building Network

Value chain Capacity Building Network

The project aims to strengthen the capacity of Governments, especially the implementing partners of inclusive value chain development projects in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, China, Vietnam and Laos in identifying, designing, implementing and scaling up pro-poor value chain initiatives.

  • Project Name
    Regional Training Facility for Scaling Up of Pro-poor Value Chain Programs
  • Project Phase
    2016 to 2021
  • Funding
    This project is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
  • Budget
    CHF 2,043,000
  • Thematic focus
    Partnership and Capacity Development
    Skills Development and Education
    Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

  Current Situation 

As agriculture and food markets have expanded rapidly in Asia and the Pacific Region (APR) during the last decades, millions of dollars of public money have been poured into programmes/projects with the mandate for inclusive chain development.

In spite of the growing opportunities, implementing partners of inclusive VCD programme/projects in the region face significant challenges. The design, implementation, monitoring and scaling-up of such initiatives require technical expertise in VC analysis and sectoral plan development, which implementing agencies are often not well equipped.

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Solutions

To address these challenges, IFAD provides a project grant named ‘Regional Training Network for Scaling up of pro-poor Value chain programmes” that aims to establish a regional self-sustaining training facility, comprises national Centers of Excellences, able to provide trainings and services required to strengthen the capacity of Governments especially the implementing partners of inclusive value chain development projects in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, China, Vietnam and Laos in identifying, designing, implementing and scaling up pro-poor value chain initiative.

The grant envisages a multi-nodal Value Chain and Market System Development training facility able to build capacities of implementing agencies of VC development projects in a range of different contexts and countries. For this purpose, a network of regional and national Centers of Excellence (CoEs) shall be established and strengthened. The grant shall also help provide evidence for multi-stakeholder dialogue processes. Strategies for learning and scaling up provide a critical entry point to underpin communication and policy dialogue with key decision-makers; while working with national centres shall communicate project lessons and results using action research products whose reach shall extend beyond the circle of influence of a single project.

Establishing the Network requires the identification of qualified regional/national CoEs with certified trainers, adapted training curricula and strong national training partners. The proposed Regional Training Facility for Scaling Up Value Chain Development (hereafter referred to as the Value chain Capacity Building Network- VCB-N) will be managed by a Board that comprises the Network’s founding national/regional members. The VCB-N will also enhance regional synergies for the training programme, as each CoEs draws on its local network to market its own competencies and services as well as on technical expertise within the regional partnership. 

Expected results

  • A network of CoEs is in place for jointly fulfilling local training and service requirements in VC&MSD and in M&E for up-scaling:
  • Governments and executing partners have affordable and prompt access to local and regional technical expertise needed for the development and implementation of effective and sustainable value chain interventions;
  • Project M&E systems strengthened and oriented to feed learning & upscaling.

RTN-IFAD Documents 

RTN-IFAD-update-2018

How Helvetas Supports People in Vietnam

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Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

Economic growth does not always benefit the poor and poverty is bad for growth. We need to make a proactive effort to break this vicious cycle.