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Supply capacity - UNDP

Supply capacity - UNDP

Information dated: 2017
Contact

Marcos Neto

Director, Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development

E-mail: marcos.neto [at] undp.org

 

Tomas Sales

Special Advisor, Private Sector Team

Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development Cluster

UNDP Regional Service Center for Africa

E-mail: tomas.sales [at] undp.org

 

Alejandro Pacheco

Regional Service Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, Panama

E-mail: alejandro.pacheco [at] undp.org

 

Andrew Bovarnick

Global Head of the Green Commodities Programme

E-mail: andrew.bovarnick [at] undp.org

 

Danièle Gelz

UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub

E-mail: daniele.gelz [at] undp.org

 

Productive capacity, inclusive business and value chains

Within the framework of its Private Sector and Philanthropy Strategy for the Sustainable Development Goals, UNDP supports countries’ efforts to develop and diversify their production capacity as a way to enhance resilience to economic shocks, creating employment and reducing poverty. UNDP focuses on issues such as private sector-led skill development models which help enhance firms’ productivity and international competitiveness. UNDP advocates for policy, regulatory and institutional reforms conducive to macroeconomic stability as well as the development of inclusive business models by the private sector which create opportunities for better livelihoods, higher incomes, and jobs for the poor including through engagement in international trade.

Also, UNDP works alongside partners to address sector-specific issues through a value chain lens tackling bottlenecks that undermine sector development. UNDP’s facilitates value chain development in the main sectors through:

  • Mapping exercises, convening actors to define needs and priorities and policy advice to tackle identified bottlenecks;

  • Strengthening linkages for transferring technology and skills and improving access to finance;

  • Engaging large companies and foundations in value chains to focus on increased employment and income-generation opportunities for the poor;

  • Facilitating market access through trade fairs participation, trade information and market linkages;

  • Advocating for and supporting innovative financial instruments such as challenge funds, impact investing and development funds for value chain development;

  • Disseminating knowledge about inclusive market and value chain development; and

  • Facilitating knowledge transfer and South-South peer learning.

Contact:

Marcos Neto

Director, Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development

E-mail: marcos.neto [at] undp.org

African Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme (ASDP)

UNDP works in supporting countries in Africa to take an inclusive business and market development approach through the ASDP. The objectives of the ASDP are three-fold:

  • Improve the quantity and quality supply of agricultural products by farmers and SMEs to markets;

  • Provide smallholder farmers and SMEs with support in accessing the growing agricultural supply chains of lead firms;

  • Contribute to the development of African national economies by developing agricultural products that meet market quality standards.

UNDP has developed a toolkit and a manual to facilitate the establishment of ASDP at the country level and trains national stakeholders in the methodology and approach. National ASDPs are being implemented in Angola, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Kenya, and Nigeria.

To access the toolkit and manual on ASDP visit: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/poverty-reduction/private_sector/african-agribusiness-supplier-development-programme-training-man.html

Contact:

Tomas Sales

Special Advisor, Private Sector Team

Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development Cluster

UNDP Regional Service Center for Africa

E-mail: tomas.sales [at] undp.org

Supplier Development Programme in countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region

UND launched the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) in cooperation with the Government and other partners in Mexico. The programme has since been replicated although adapted to country circumstances, in Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and Ecuador in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, and Pakistan in 2016. The ultimate purpose of the programme is the development of inclusive markets through a more effective integration of Micro-Small and Medium Size enterprises (MSME) in value chains.

The programme seeks to improve the productivity, efficiency, quality of products, and delivery times of MSMEs that supply goods and services to larger companies in the same value chain. SDP provides solutions to match the strategic requirements of lead companies, thereby promoting a more formal business approach and pushing best management practices, operations, and communications. SDP also helps companies incorporate technological improvements, teamwork, business integration and associative practices, encouraging development and long-term sustainability.

The methodology consists of a 6 stage process that is applied to companies over a period of 10 months. The programme certifies national consultants on the methodology to work alongside lead companies and a group of its suppliers of goods and services, to implement an improvement plan. The lead company can then expand the application of the methodology to a larger group of its suppliers.

The six stages of the methodology are: (i) promotion and formalization; (ii) diagnosis; (iii) interaction; (iv) design improvement plan; v) implementation and follow-up; and (vi) documentation and systematization.

For more information on the programme:

El Salvador (Spanish): http://www.pdp.com.sv/main/

Haiti (French): http://www.pdf.com.ht/

Pakistan (English): http://www.sdppakistan.org/

Contact:

Alejandro Pacheco

Regional Service Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, Panama

E-mail: alejandro.pacheco [at] undp.org

Green Commodities Programme

The UNDP Green Commodities Programme (GCP) was launched in 2009. Today it works in eleven countries to enhance the sustainability of vital commodities such as palm oil, cocoa, coffee, pineapple, fisheries, soy, and beef. The Programme seeks to address the challenges of rural poverty, deforestation and climate change caused by unsustainable production and distribution systems of major traded commodities.

The Programme supports:

  • Sector coordination through the establishment of National Commodity Platforms. This help forge shared visions through a constructive dialogue between all partners for the sector, build consensus on needed reforms and decide on the way forward.

  • Policy and legislative reforms, and stronger enforcement.

  • Improved national and sub-national farmer support systems. This involves piloting innovations with the private sector so that workable solutions can gain traction at a scale that makes a difference.

  • Improved economic incentives for sustainable production so that more farmers can access the finance needed to adopt sustainable practices.

Through the Programme’s approach and strengthened partnerships, UNDP aims to improve the lives of eight million farmers, impacting 20 million hectares of productive land by 2020.

The report “Six Years of Innovation and Impact” provides an overview of the results and impact of the Programme since its inception. The report is accessible here: http://www.undp.org/content/gcp/en/home/library/reports/report--6-years-of-innovation-and-impact.html

For more information about the Programme: http://www.undp.org/content/gcp/en/home/operations/overview.html

Contact:

Andrew Bovarnick

Global Head of the Green Commodities Programme

E-mail: andrew.bovarnick [at] undp.org

Wider Europe – Aid for Trade for Central Asia

UNDP’s Aid for Trade support in Central Asia seeks to foster inclusive economic growth in the region through the promotion of trade and enhancing the international competitiveness of the region’s economies. Support currently concentrates on three Central Asian countries: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan where UNDP promotes regional dialogue and proposes new solutions and approaches for inclusive economic growth to participating countries. UNDP also acts as a coordinator and connector between the UN system’s activities within countries and regionally.

UNDP’s Aid for Trade programme in Central Asia supports:

  • The formulation and implementation of trade policies that promote human development, particularly maximizing the benefits of regional and global trade agreements, and the adoption of best practices.

  • Trade-support organizations and other service providers to SMEs, to deliver effective services which allow SMEs to develop and grow; and

  • Entrepreneurs and small businesses to improve their processing and export capacities. The programme assists entrepreneurs and farmers through the introduction of new and/or greener technologies, as well as new production methods.

Programme’s activities include:

  • Establishment of on-line trade platforms for businesses (Uzbekistan);

  • Participation in international trade fairs (Uzbekistan);

  • Automation of certificate of origin procedures facilitating transparency and reducing processing time (Uzbekistan);

  • Training and upgrading of companies on sanitary and phytosanitary standards (Uzbekistan);

  • International accreditation for export (e.g. GAP) (Uzbekistan);

  • Facilitating export market diversification (Kyrgyzstan);

  • Advise on the development of trade financing mechanisms (Kyrgyzstan);

  • Support to implementation of post WTO accession’s action plan (Tajikistan);

  • Establishment of a Business Challenge Fund helping SME’s to access larger microfinance loans at preferential rates (Tajikistan);

  • Establishment of an Agricultural Informational Marketing System to facilitate access to agricultural prices and information on inputs by farmers (currently in use by over 148,000 producers).

Some of the Programme’s impacts include:

  • Over 40,000 direct clients, of whom 38% female;

  • 1,970 new direct jobs were created, 54% of which for women;

  • Over USD 310 million in export contracts supported in 2016;

  • Over 148,000 producers used the agricultural information marketing system in Tajikistan in 2016.

Contact:

Danièle Gelz

UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub

E-mail: daniele.gelz [at] undp.org