Subsector Approach Training

A subsector is the network of firms that supply raw materials, transform them and distribute finished goods to a particular consumer market. The subsector approach training recognizes that small firms operate within a larger production and distribution system, and that it is not possible to look at small firms alone. This course examines large firms that compete with micro and small enterprises (MSEs), supply inputs and market small-firm output. It aims to help MSEs survive in a highly competitive and fast-changing business environment. Among the topics covered are microenterprise development, subsector analysis, subsector selection, subsector mapping, value chains, interventions and commercially viable solutions, and solution providers.