Rapid market assessments

Rapid Market Assessments help us get an evidence-based ‘first look’ into a set of market systems, which are under-performing, and to see quickly why they are not functioning properly. Find below a list of our assessments.


Focus value chain(s): Tourism & Andean Grains
Decent work objective: SME competitiveness and inclusive growth
Partner: ILO (SCORE)
Read: Dos vías hacia la exportación y la formalización de empresas


Focus value chain(s): Women, agriculture
Decent work objective:Decent work
Partner: ILO, CAMFED, Mastercard Foundation
Read: Taking a Systems Approach to Young Africa Works Ghana


Focus value chain(s): Horticulture
Decent work objective: SME competitiveness and inclusive growth
Partner: ILO, SECO, UNCTAD, ITC, UNIDO, UNOPS, Ministry of Commerce
Read: Unearthing the potential for inclusive growth: A rapid market assessment of the horticulture sector in Southern Shan State


Focus value chain(s): Fruits and vegetables
Decent work objective: SME Competitiveness and Inclusive Growth
Partner: ILO, SECO, UNCTAD, ITC, UNIDO, UNOPS, Ministry of Commerce
Read: Cluster on trade and productive capacity, Myanmar


Focus value chain(s): Tea, dairy, cardamom, fresh vegetables, pond fish, goat (meat), ginger, lentils
Decent work objective: Inclusive growth
Partner: ILO, UNNATI
Read: Eight ways to grow Nepal's agricultural sector: A rapid market assessment and ranking of agricultural sub-sectors


Focus value chain(s): Wood furniture
Decent work objective: Export-driven inclusive growth
Partner: ILO Lima
Read: Rapid assessment of Peru's wooden furniture export market and its potential for growth (in Spanish)


Focus value chain(s): Horticulture, tourism, apiculture
Decent work objective: Youth employment
Partner: UN Joint Programme (ILO, FAO, UNIDO, UN Women)
Read: Cracking Tanzania's Youth Employment Conundrum 


Focus value chain(s): Apiculture, artisanal mining, mopane worms, horticulture
Decent work objective: Youth employment and women’s economic empowerment
Partner: African Development Bank
Read: Rapid Market Assessment of Key Sectors for Women and Youth in Zimbabwe 


Focus value chain(s): Responsible tourism
Decent work objective: Competitiveness and inclusive growth
Partner: SECO
Read: Rapid market assessment of Responsible Tourism in Vietnam 

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