Environmental Sustainability in Value Chain and Market System Development for Decent Work : A Short Guide for Analysis and Intervention Design

Value chain or market systems development (VCD/MSD) is an increasingly popular methodology for promoting growth and decent work. The approach also holds potential for analysing systemic constraints to environmental issues, particularly as they relate to growth, jobs, income, and other social issues. VCD/MSD that addresses environmental considerations can play a vital role in promoting sustainable enterprise development and a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies. This guide provides some advice on how to incorporate environmental objectives in VCD/MSD analysis and intervention design. It suggests ways to frame environmental goals and their relation to other objectives, and it outlines entry points and examples on how one can go about it.