International Training Program on Pro-poor Value Chain and Market System Development

Institute of Livelihood Research and Training (ILRT) is an academic institution promoted by BASIX Social Enterprise Group which is conglomerate of livelihood promotion institutions in India. The mandate of ILRT is to build and disseminate knowledge on livelihood and related issues in India and outside. ILRT is Centre of Excellence (CoE) under VCB-N which is promoted by IFAD to provide advisory services and capacity building support to IFAD projects on Pro-poor Value Chain and Market System Development (VC&MSD) in Asia & Pacific regions.  

About the Course

The curriculum on Pro-poor Value Chain and Market System has been developed by VCB-N with the support of Helvetas & Hivos and member CoEs after rigorous training need assessment of project staff members of IFAD projects in Asia & Pacific level including India. VCB-N conducted series of training of trainers (ToTs) to build capacity of professionals of CoEs on organizing training for staff members of IFAD projects. The practical experience of VC & MSD included by ILRT based on long experience of knowledge building and dissemination on value chain development including value chain interventions made with BASIX and outside agencies.

Objectives of the Training

The objective of the training is to provide frameworks and principles that help the planners and practitioners to conduct market systems analysis, designing interventions for sustainable and large-scale impacts, and monitoring and measuring results.

The specific objectives are:

  • Acquire and deepen knowledge and skills on how to conduct good market analysis and translate analysis into designing successful interventions
  • Learn about how to apply and integrate different tools in actual projects
  • Understand how to design and implement monitoring and results measurement systems to know what works and what does not and why
  • Access and share individual experiences on market analysis, intervention design and monitoring

Resource Team

The Resource team and facilitators are highly experienced professionals who are having experience of academics and practice on livelihood promotion including value chain and market system development.


Duration of course – 8th to 16th March, 2021.

Who can participate?

The course is designed for Professionals working in development sector including agriculture sector across the world.

Training course fee (Including GST)

International participants – USD 150

Indian participants – INR 10,000

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy is applicable under the course. The participant has to officially communicate to the Course Coordinator.

Refund Policy

No refund is allowed for cancellation of the participation of the course.

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