Over more than twenty-five years of program implementation Action for Enterprise (AFE) has developed a multitude of tools and
methodologies for use by facilitators of Value Chain/Market System (VC/MS) development programs. In order to advance the state of the practice and make these tools available to practitioners AFE has created a
repository of these documents that is free and open to the public.
The documents in this repository are organized into six sections:
- Value Chain/Market System Assessments
- Solicitation and Review of LF Applications
- Agreements with Lead Firms
- Capacity Building of LFs for Implementation of Their Initiatives
- Monitoring of Lead Firm Agreements
- Additional AFE Publications
These sections follow the steps for designing and implementing VC/MS development programs. Each section is preceded by an introduction and documents are accompanied by an explanation of their use.
"Proparco is a subsidiary of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) focused on private sector development. It has been promoting sustainable economic, social and environmental development practices for the past 40 years."
- BEAM Exchange
"The BEAM Exchange is a specialist platform for knowledge exchange and learning about using market systems approaches to reduce poverty. We exist to promote, support and encourage good practice, by providing a gateway to know-how (and know-who) for policy advisors, team leaders, practitioners, researchers and consultants."
- Intermediate Technology Publications
Numerous books on development — search for Market Development.
- SEEP Guide to Market Development and Resources
SEEP's practitioner-developed, web-based guide to the wide range of services and frequently asked questions about Market Development. AFE is a principal author of this guide.
- The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The DCED promotes economic opportunity and self-reliance through private sector development (PSD) in developing countries. It is the forum in which donor and UN agencies share their practical experience of PSD, and agree guidance on good practice. It is also a leading source of knowledge about PSD.
microLINKS is a dynamic knowledge-sharing Web site designed to improve the impact of USAID-funded mircoenterprise programs and activities. Created through USAID's Accelerated Microenterprise Advancement Project (AMAP), microLINKS shares cutting-edge research and serves as a meeting place through which visitors can share their own experiences and knowledge.