Duggleby & Associates, Inc. has a good deal of recent experience in conducting value chain analysis and developing responsive financial products in stable and post conflict situations, in sectors where the investment is going. During the past 12 months, the firm and its Associates have developed the financial sector segments of three value chain based projects: the $547 million Millennium Challenge Corporation funded agricultural transformation project (ATP) in Ghana, the World Bank financed
youth reinsertion project
in Cote d’Ivoire and the Liberia Enterprise Development Fund (LEDF), which has a $20 million commitment in OPIC financing.
In each of these cases, firm members have taken part directly in the screening and analysis of value chains, identification of the greatest growth potentials, assessment of the financing needs of key value chain participants and development of responsive financial products and bank capacity to offer and service them. Duggleby & Associates, Inc. brings to this process a close understanding of the major agricultural value chains and their financing, and some of the non agricultural value chains key to economic recovery.
We have adapted our skills and techniques to work with business development in post conflict situations. These call for different responses in terms of assessing needs, developing an economic agenda with the key stakeholders, and continually reengaging with all players until a coherent set of interventions has been developed and agreed.