The concept of value chain was developed on the premise that primary and support activities, together with the related costs, are antecedents of a firm's competitive strategy. Analysis of these activities at intra and inter-institutional level provides insights on how to leverage cost, efficiency, location, volume and return on investment. The course will focus on understanding the value chains and assessing the areas that are best suited for investments in selected value chains. It will delve into the value chain financing options and mechanisms. It will also feature practical steps in developing the value chains into meaningful business opportunities and various strategies of value chain upgrading.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Analyse the most attractive areas to invest in within a given value chain;
- Map and analyse value chain using tested tools and techniques;
- Apply tools to select, develop and finance value chains;
- Gain insights on how to participate in policy and regulatory dialogue on
Global Value Chains;
- Acquire skills on value chain upgrading.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Economists, Officers from National Planning Authorities, Corporate Planning
Directors, representatives from Investment Authorities and Chambers of Commerce and Industry and trade and economic attachés in the diplomatic missions; Local Authorities and Parliamentary Investment Committees as well as Officers from Ministries of Finance in charge of Public Sector Investment Programmes.
- Concept and theories on global value chains;
- Value chain mapping;
- Value chain analysis;
- Value chain financing;
- Value chain development;
- Value exploration, creation, capture and appropriation;
- Value chain governance;
- Value chain upgrading;
- Role of value chains in international trade and competitiveness.