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IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Joint Programme on Green Production and trade to increase income and employment opportunities for the rural poor

This report details the processes behind a programme that increased income, enhanced productivity and created a significant number of jobs throughout the handicraft supply chain in Northern Vietnam. The programme applied a value chain approach ... full view »


Greening Value Chains for Sustainable Handicrafts Production in Vietnam

The environmental impacts of crafts production by households and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are often considered negligible given the scale of their operation, yet taking into account their sheer sheer number, use of natural ... full view »


Taking a Value Chain Approach towards Local Economic Development and Women's Economic Empowerment

Recognizing the need to increase income and to promote employment opportunities for the rural poor in Viet Nam, the Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations launched a Joint Programme on Green Production and Trade to Increase Income and ... full view »


Small-scale Edible Oil Milling Operations. Alternative Business Models for Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government is aiming to achieve self-sufficiency in edible oil by 2015. he government is planning to ban the sale of crude oil and, compounded by input and technological challenges, this means that the future of the small-scale ... full view »


Improving the efficiency of the Ethiopian edible oil value chain

Ethiopia’s oilseeds commodity production and edible oil processing industry remain, to a large extent, underdeveloped and cheap, imported palm oil has put the local edible oil industry under additional pressure.

This ... full view »


Baseline Investigation of Horticulture Value Chain in Upper Egypt

The “pro poor Horticulture Chain in Upper Egypt project” was a joint programme between specialized agencies and entities of the United Nations working in collaboration with national counterparts. The overall objective of the ... full view »


Implementing the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women: Experience and Lessons from Viet Nam

This report documents key steps, stakeholders and lessons learned from conducting a large-scale survey designed to document the evidence of domestic violence in Vietnam. The study produced rich data on the issue of violence against women in ... full view »


The Best Practices and Lessons Learned on The “MDG‐F Joint Programme: Supporting Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in Timor‐Leste”

This documentation presents 7 case studies implemented under the MDG-F Joint Programme ‘Supporting Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in Timor-Leste’ from which lessons can be drawn as good practices, enhancement, ... full view »