Taking a holistic and market-driven view of the entire value chain from “consumer-to-supplier” creates the right environment for sector-wide development. With sound information and good policies, enterprises can decide for themselves how to make improvements that differentiate their products and services and allow them to capture the gains in domestic and international markets, including greater participation in global value chains.
Our assistance helps build engagement, confidence, sustainability and innovation. Beneficiaries of the ITC sector development approach continue to thrive after our projects have ended.
This is where ITC provides assistance. We engage with all stakeholders to optimize sector value chain performance by findings ways to:
Well-coordinated value chains provide an opportunity for developing country enterprises, including those from poor communities, to participate in and benefit from international trade. Developing and integrating value chains offers a private sector led pro-poor approach to share the benefits of trade by creating more employment opportunities, higher incomes and sustainable livelihoods.
A commitment to improving the competitiveness of a sector produces a multiplier effect that responds to a range of development priorities such as poverty reduction, food and nutritional security, rural development, women’s empowerment, youth employment and environmental sustainability.
We facilitate stakeholders to generate a comprehensive sector roadmap which then forms the core of development coordination. We engage all stakeholders to implement inclusive, equitable and sustainable development solutions by:
We demonstrate and measure our positive impacts in creating employment opportunities for youth and women, accelerating rural development, improving environmental management, and enhancing food security. Our efforts to achieve this impact emphasize:
ITC is committed to optimizing and integrating developing country value chains in international trade through:
Ethical Fashion Initiative programme
Netherlands Trust Fund - Phase III (NTF III)
Trade and Environment programme