Importantly, a key factor that limits current approaches is the enabling environment that must be created by governments. The slow impact of advocacy and the state change process in providing infrastructure, policy and enabing mechanisms for rural communities and micro-enterprises to be included is a challenge, though slowly improving.
Richard Gilbert said:
Thanks for all the great points! Let's move onto the next question:
Q2. What are some of the limitations of current approaches to supporting micro-enterprises in value chains? How can taking a more “market systems” approach deliver greater commercial and social value?