IDC Unternehmensberatung GmbH

Value Chain Promotion

We belong to the founding members of the International ValueLinks Association e.V., an independent network of practitioners working on value chain promotion. We have trained a large number of project staff, NGO’s, ministries, consulting firms and organisations applying the ValueLinks approach developed by the German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

We assist value chain promotion projects in planning and implementing project activities and capacity building of their staff and project partners. Until today, we have organised or co-facilitated more than 120 training courses for value chain promotion with more than 2,500 participants from 70 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and America.

Our services include:

  • Five-day ValueLinks introductory training seminars
  • Three-day ValueLinks training-of-trainers courses
  • Tailor-made in-house VC promotion trainings upon programme/customer request
  • VC analysis and studies
  • Coaching of VC promotion programmes
  • Facilitation of multi-stakeholder dialogue processes
  • Project design, monitoring and evaluation.

Trade Promotion

The increasing globalisation of national economies is important for the dynamic development of emerging markets and holds much potential for small and medium enterprises in developing countries. Trade promotion, Aid for Trade, leads to higher welfare, integration and political stability.

For more than 20 years our key personnel has been providing services on establishing business linkages with European importers and on developing trade-related human resources, skills and know-how in developing countries. In trade promotion we cooperate closely with the International Trade Centre (ITC) of the United Nations in Geneva, for which we are working in different countries.

Our services include:

  • Organisation of international trade fair participations
  • Direct matchmaking with European importers
  • Export marketing and trade fair participation training seminars
  • Preparation of market studies
  • Design of development partnerships with private companies (Public-Private Partnerships)
  • Project design, monitoring and evaluation.

Sector experience

We have particular sector-specific experience in many areas, where we can field experienced short-term experts for supporting projects:

  • Agriculture and food value chains
  • Handicrafts, home accessories, gift articles, silk
  • Furniture and woodworking
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Renewable Energies and infrastructure.

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