Service # 3 Growing value chains through technical advice and catalytic funding
Optimal value chains produce high value-add and differentiated products, creating decent jobs that allow for upward mobility as well as sustainable and circular production patterns. These value chains tend to focus either on high-quality, niche products in smaller volumes, or platform-based products. Interventions in existing value chains (e.g. coffee, palm oil, minerals, fish) should focus on reducing negative environmental impacts through regulatory reform; economic incentives for sustainable production, consumption and disposal; improving conditions for smallholder producers; tackling international tax evasion; and corporate social responsibility. UNDP supports value chains that are employment-rich, green and future-proof. UNDP will support policies and regulations that favour shifting value chains towards sustainable and differentiated products with high employment potential and low environmental impact. Please see intervention options here.