Approaches and activities by seven UN agencies and opportunities for interagency cooperation
This report is a first output of the work of the United Nations Value Chain Development group (UN-VCD group). It outlines the different approaches and perspectives that seven UN agencies apply in their work on value chain development.
The agencies involved are: the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have also added descriptions of the role they play.
The study points to some of the challenges the UN system is facing in enhancing its effectiveness and coherence and offers some initial thoughts on how the UN system could leverage its strengths in value chain development.