Contributing to economic and social development
The Value Chain Analysis program mainly targets participants from non-European countries and/or NGOs who are active in these countries.
Over the past decades, the processes that bring along our (agro) industrial products and services have been segmented and moved to dispersed locations around the globe. The global or regional value chains that resulted from this process offer national economies the opportunity to specialize in individual stages. However, the extent to which participation in global value chains positively contributes to domestic development goals depends on the conditions under which domestic industry and farming can participate in these chains. The institutional context (such as government regulation) is crucial to led value chains offer domestic companies opportunities for upgrading, acquiring advanced technology, for creating new jobs, with learning opportunities, more inclusiveness and sustainability in production.
"This has been a good experience and I have gained a lot of skills. The discussions were great and they have broadened my mind in solving different issues” Christine Warimu Mwah, participant Value Chain Analysis program April 2018
The Value Chain Analysis program focuses on how developing economies can benefit from global and regional value chains. Three inter-related aspects will be highlighted:
- (a) Strategies for particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to participate in global and regional value chains;
- (b) Policies for governments and business support organizations to help SMEs insert themselves into such chains; and
- (c) Opportunities for governments and civil society organizations to promote green and inclusive value chains.
Sustainable Business Development
The Sustainable Business Development programs mainly target participants from non-European countries and/or NGOs who are active in these countries.
By adopting sustainable practices, companies can gain a competitive edge, increase their market share, and boost shareholder value. Also, the growing demand for 'green' products has created major new markets in which sharp-eyed eco-entrepreneurs are reaping rewards. MSM has extensive experience in developing sustainable business strategies for small and large organizations including in the agriculture, tourism, industry and financial sector.
For regions, sustainability means to focus on models for sustainable local economic development taking into account challenges such as conservation and social development in for example the tourism and education sector. To successfully manage these challenges there is a need for a cooperative development approach transcending the traditional boundaries between public and private sectors. This cluster focuses on how to design public-private partnerships for development including the organization of multi-stakeholder meetings. Finally, the focus is on other innovative forms of local economic development such as the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP), Cluster strategies and Triple Helix Management. MSM has a wide experience in developing local economic development capacities for local municipalities, national ministries, associations, chambers of commerce, universities, etc.
Reasons to follow this program
- Explore the concepts of value chains, Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) and public-private partnerships and learn how to analyze them
- Understand the link between value chain analysis, public-private partnership and policy development
- Get to know the importance of multi-stakeholder meetings and learn how to manage them
At the end of the course you:
- Will understand (a) the main drivers of global value chain development, and (b) the relationships between SME sustainability strategies and value chain governance and upgrading.
- Can apply the new knowledge to analyze the competitive position of a national industry sector in the global economy, and devise a suitable upgrading strategy.
- Can critically assess the implications for business development.
- Can communicate about the analysis and implications to both lay and specialist audiences in the private and public sectors.
- Can carry out an appropriate value chain analysis at the company or national level.
Topics included in the program are:
- The rise of Global Value Chains (GVCs)
- GVC Governance
- GVC Upgrading
- Developing economies and GVCs
- Private sector development in value chains
- Monitoring & results measuring of value chain interventions
- Value chain collaboration & partnerships
This course involves an interactive learning approach, in which the participant is stimulated to move beyond his/her own country or industry sector and to connect the major changes in the entire world to personal experience as well as business cases.
Learning takes place through
- Classroom interactive lecturing
- In-class group assignments to reflect on the learning (e.g. mini-case studies)
- Guest lectures
- Individual assignment, presentation and discussion
this program is designed for all senior executives, policymakers, lecturers and consultants from emerging economies who are involved in GVCs or are motivated to learn about, and apply GVC tools and approaches.
Each participant receives a certificate of attendance on the last day of the program. It is also possible to obtain an MSM diploma for a program. To earn an MSM diploma you have to complete a written assignment in which you show that you have successfully applied the learning outcomes of the program. The assignment needs to be completed 30 days after the last day of the program. When your assignment meets our requirements, you will be awarded the diploma. The fee for this assignment is €160.
The full tuition fee
The tuition fee of this course running in 2019 is € 2,699
Tuition fee includes all course materials, study materials, refreshments during classes and lunch every class day. Tuition fee does not include housing, other food and living expenses. Participants are required to arrange their own housing facilities. MSM can assist in finding hotel accommodation.
Applicants should have the ability to function academically and professionally at Bachelor level and should have an adequate level of spoken and written English.