Sector Selection and Rapid Market Assessment for Addressing Environmental Sustainability in Value Chain Development: Template for criteria and guiding questions
Value chain or market systems development (VCD/MSD) is an increasingly popular methodology for promoting growth and decent work. The approach also holds potential for analysing systemic constraints to environmental issues, particularly as they relate to growth, jobs, income, and other social issues. VCD/MSD that addresses environmental considerations can play a vital role in promoting sustainable enterprise development and a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies. This practical note provides a framework of guiding questions for conducting Rapid Market Assessments and for selecting sectors that, while advancing decent work objectives, aim to address one or more environmental objectives.