Evaluation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida
Value chains have become a key concept in international discussions on development, in particular in relation to the effects of globalization on employment and poverty reduction in developing countries. However, knowledge among practitioners and policy makers on the gender aspects of value chain interventions is still limited.
The overall purpose of this study is to examine which gender issues are important when and where in value chains – based on findings of existing evaluations complemented by other relevant studies. The focus in this report is on development interventions that explicitly or implicitly employ a value chain approach. Coverage is not limited to interventions targeting only women, but will also include evaluations and lessons learned from more generic value chain interventions insofar as they address or reflect upon gender issues.