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Value Chains
Value Chains
Markets in themselves can either create or help combat poverty. CARE works to improve the integration of poor people, especially marginalised women, girls and their families, into inclusive global markets.

CARE adopts a value chain approach which means assessing the full range of interventions required to bring a product or service from inception to end users in a way that is both competetive and beneficial to the poor actors within the chain. CARE has pioneered this approach with the national dairy industry in Bangladesh and the meat industry in the Andes of Peru, amongst many others.


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Delivering formal financial services to savings groups: A handbook for financial service providers
This handbook is a reference guide for financial service providers, for the effective design and ...
Briefing paper to the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group on Financial, Digital Inclusion and Property
Over the past year CARE has been advising the United Nations High Level Panel on Women’s Econom ...
Resilient markets: Strengthening women’s economic empowerment and market systems in fragile settings
Functioning market systems and a responsible and responsive private sector are critical to liveli ...
Women’s leadership in Cocoa Life communities
Emerging best practices of women’s leadership within cocoa farming in Ghana and Cô ...
Growing together: Strengthening micro-enterprises in value chains
A guide for companies to strengthen micro-enterprise market systems This guide i ...


Featured Private Sector Engagement Projects

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    Microfinance innovations in Zimbabwe

    This IMF project seeks to link mature groups, who have demonstrated financial literacy and successful development of income generating activities through their VSLA, to formal micro-finance institutions.

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  • Community Development Forums on Sri Lankan tea estates

    Community Development Forums on Sri Lankan tea estates

    CARE Sri Lanka’s Community Development Forums (CDFs) were designed to benefit both workers and plantations. CDFs are in effect ‘mini-parliaments’ with one CDF set up on each participating tea estate.

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  • Jita' Social Enterprise in Bangladesh

    Jita' Social Enterprise in Bangladesh

    Jita is a social enterprise which brings employment to women from among Bangladesh’s extreme rural poor through door to door sales of consumer goods. Its goal is to empower women who previously had never earned their own income, and open a channel for basic personal hygiene and nutritional food products to reach remote villages.

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