Regional Training Network for Scaling up of pro-poor Value chain Programme

Overall goal

Governments and IFAD implementing partners in India, Indonesia, China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Laos are identifying, designing, successfully implementing, measuring and scaling up pro-poor value chain initiatives that increase incomes of the rural poor.

IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES AND DONOR

  • IFAD is the donor of this project;
  • HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and Hivos provide supervisory and fiduciary functions related to financial management and administrative services for the project.

Objectives

To establish a self-sustaining facility based on a network of regional and national Centres of Excellence to provide the technical expertise and training required to support IFAD’s executing partners in developing and up-scaling value chain initiatives.

APPROACH

  • A network of qualified regional and national Centres of Excellence (CoE) on VD&MSD with certified trainers, updated training curricula and strong national training partners will be established to build capacities of implementing partners of IFAD- and other donor-funded value chain programs;
  • Training of Trainers method (ToT) will be applied to build the capacity of CoEs from IFAD borrowing countries;
  • Sound business plan for the Network will be developed and implemented along with a strong management regulation
  • A Regional Training Fund (RTF) will be established to provide seed money to the Network to operate,
  • A fee structure will be designed for trainees that will allow the Regional Training Network (RTN) to reach operational self-sufficiency by the end of the project to ensure the RTF continues sustainably deliver services.

KEY EXPECTED RESULTS

  • a network of CoEs is in place for jointly fulfilling local training requirements in VC&MSD and in M&E for up-scaling:
  • Governments and executing partners have affordable and prompt access to local and regional technical expertise needed for the development and implementation of effective and sustainable value chain interventions;
  • Project M&E systems strengthened and oriented to feed learning & upscaling.

MAIN ACHIEVEMENTs BY THE END OF 2017

  • Network launched with 16 members and interim management structure,
  • Business plan and charter of the network being finalized,
  • Training curriculum on VC&MSD developed and localized,
  • Capacity development for network’s members carried out,
  • Policy action research in 6 member countries initiated
  • Some CoEs started providing training and advisory service to IFAD implementing partners

BUDGET

2,043,000 USD PERIOD: 2016-2020

Main Contact

Dr. Lua Hoang 
Project Manager

Email: lua.hoang@helvetas.org

Donor

IFAD

PARTNERS

Hivos

Training of Trainers (ToT) on Value Chain and Market System Development