( Video ) Tools for Value Chain Assessments: What Tools to Use When to Assess the Entire Value Chain?
Interest in value chains in developing countries has grown significantly over the past two decades, and along with this interest has come a proliferation of tools for assessing value chains. However, it’s not always clear how these value chain assessment tools differ or which tool should be used in which context. This video will highlight five assessment tools that target the entire value chain in order to help users find the right tool, or combination of components from multiple tools, to best fit their specific research needs.
- The Participatory Market Chain Approach, or PMCA, tool was developed by the International Potato Center (or CIP), a member of the CGIAR.
- The LINK Methodology, developed by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (or CIAT), a member of the CGIAR
- The 5Capitals tool was developed by the World Agroforestry Center (or ICRAF), a member of the CGIAR
- The Livestock and Fish Value Chain Assessment Tool was developed by the International Livestock Research Institute (or ILRI), another member of the CGIAR
- The ValueLinks tool was developed by the Germany Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).