Marchés inclusifs et développement de chaînes de valeur

A Systemic approach to more and better jobs

To ensure that markets and value chains benefit everyone, there is a need to go beyond “traditional” value chain interventions and to apply a more proactive and systemic approach that generates more and better jobs.

The Inclusive Markets and Value Chains (IM) team in the SME unit works on the wider system of rules, regulations and supporting functions surrounding value chains and markets, to identify and efficiently address the root causes of why problems exist in the first place. Based on the lessons learned by the ILO Lab project (2014-2020), the team uses a systemic approach to understand how a market or a value chain functions in its context, why it might not be serving the needs of a certain target group, and how its deeply rooted constraints can be addressed to promote decent work.
The objective is to achieve an impact that is:  

Our Work:

The Inclusive Markets and Value Chains team supports ILO’s work in achieving more systemic impact by applying the Market System Development approach to a wide diversity of sectors. Our two main areas of work are the following: