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Making the strongest links: A practical guide to mainstreaming gender analysis in value chain development

A new publication from the ILO provides groundbreaking methods for incorporating gender concerns into the different stages of value chain analysis and strengthening the links essential for gender equality and promoting sustainable pro-poor growth and development strategies.

Instructional material | 31 July 2009
Contact(s): Joni Simpson: simpson@ilo.org, Grania Mackie: mackie@ilo.org, seed@ilo.org
Reference: 978-92-2-120207-2[ISBN]

Chain Value is a potential sector to generate gender equality by promoting women entrepreneurship and integration in the labor market. However, it is marginally analyzed. The aim of this guide is to demonstrate how gender perspective can be incorporated at several stages of the chain value to produce development strategies and with particular concern for the informal sector. The guide is intended for value chain practitioners, gender consultants, researchers and policy makers. The guide is implemented amid the traditional Ethiopian wearing sector.

Tags: local economic development, gender mainstreaming, business, enterprise development, microenterprises, small enterprises, entrepreneurship, informal economy, gender equality, womens empowerment

Regions and countries covered: Global

Unit responsible: Boosting Employment through Small Enterprise Development

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