Lessons learnt in value chain promotion January 09, 2009

Jorg Meyer-Stamer has a conversation with Jim Tomecko (GTZ, Thailand) on some of the main lessons learnt in value chain development initiatives. more

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A conversation with Jorg Meyer-Stamer, part 2 December 29, 2008

Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke and Frank Waeltring interview Jorg Meyer-Stamer on the second part of his career, working as an advisor and trainer and ... more

A conversation with Jorg Meyer-Stamer, part 1 December 21, 2008

Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke and Frank Waeltring interview Jorg Meyer-Stamer on the first part of his career, when he was working in academia and ... more

Category: Tools

Tools #5: The Compass of Local Competitiveness March 20, 2008

Shawn and Jorg explain the Compass, a performance management tool for LED that turns the Balanced Scorecard into a practical and exciting workshop format. You can find a detailed description of the Compass here. more

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Category: Concepts

Concept #5: One stop shops March 01, 2008

Christian Schoen interviews David Walke on the subject of business registration. David explains the do's and don'ts in the introduction of one stop shops. more

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Value Chains #6: Social standards February 21, 2008

Jorg Meyer-Stamer interviews Peter Knorringa about social standards, the upcoming ISO 26 000 standard and the way in which local actors can respond to global standards. more

Category: Case Studies

Case #5: Starting LED in a marble sculpture cluster in Vietnam February 15, 2008

Shawn Cunningham and Christian Schoen share insights from a PACA Exercise in the Marble Mountain cluster close to Da Nang, Vietnam. In particular, they discuss how slightly shady business practices impact on LED. more

Value Chains #5: Cut out the middleman? And then what? February 07, 2008

Mark Lundy and Jorg Meyer-Stamer discuss the middleman: Who is he, or she, why is s/he so important, why do local stakeholders often suggest to cut out the middleman, and why is this not necessarily a good idea. more

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Category: Concepts

Concept #4: Social Capital February 01, 2008

Peter Knorringa (ISS, The Hague) explains what social capital is and how it can be addressed in LED. more

Category: Case Studies

Cases #4: SEBRAE, SMEs, supplier development and value chains January 20, 2008

Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke interviews Vinicius Lages of SEBRAE, Brazil’s small business promotion organisation. He explains how an SME-oriented supplier development project with Petrobras evolved into a value chain project, how SEBRAE approaches the issue of certification of SMEs, and the link to ... more

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Category: Case Studies

Cases #3: Experiences with LED in South Eastern Europe December 20, 2007

Frank Waeltring interviews LED practitioners from several South East European countries. They share some of their main learning processes. more

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Value Chains #4: Standards and certification December 15, 2007

Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke and Martin Doherty talk about the relevance of sanitary and phytosanitary standards in global value chains, their impact on producers, and possible responses by producers, including efforts to move into niche products or innovative, unusual products. -- We apologise for the ... more

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Category: Tools

Tools #4: Mad - Glad - Sad December 08, 2007

Colin Mitchell explains a simple workshop format to engage with stakeholders at a very early stage of an LED process, asking them: What makes you mad? What makes you glad? What makes you sad? more