Action research on ‘Value chains and the rural poor in disadvantaged regions’

January 2006 to December 2006

ODI has been working with the Rural Poverty and Environment (RPE) initiative within The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to develop a research agenda that supports poor, rural households to engage more successfully with global economic processes. A Scoping Study was published at the end of last year that summarises the results of this research project.

On behalf of IDRC, the ODI is managing the implementation of a particularly promising research theme arising from this earlier work. The research theme aims to integrate poverty and environmental concerns into value chain analysis.