Lizbeth Navas-Aleman - Honorary Associate
Lizbeth is an IDS Honorary Associate.
A socio-economist with extensive experience in the field of international development. Lizbeth carries out academic research, training and consultancy on private sector development, industrial organisation and innovation in Latin America, Asia and Europe.
Clients include the Inter-American Development Bank, ILO, Ford Foundation, UNIDO, UNDP, ITC, UNCTAD and government agencies in developing countries. Academic contributions involved advancing measurement tools for governance and upgrading attainment of developing country firms and clusters operating in global and national value chains; highlighting the role of domestic markets in the acquisition of higher value-added capabilities (marketing and branding); proposing 'multichain' strategies for increased competitiveness and analysing ways to enhance the impact of donor-led value chain programmes on poverty alleviation.
Currently undertaking research on the financial and innovation processes needed to upgrade developing countries' position in value chains. These projects focus on light manufacturing in China as well as natural resource based and IT industries in Latin America. Teaching and training both postgraduate students and development practitioners.
Value Chains, Donor Interventions and Poverty Reduction: A Review of Donor PracticeIDS Research Report 63 (2010)
Value chain interventions are increasingly popular amongst donors aiming to promote market-oriented growth and poverty reduction. More details
Local Implementation of Quality, Labour and Environmental Standards: Opportunities for Upgrading in the Footwear IndustrySEED Working Paper Series on Upgrading in Small Enterprise Clusters and Global Value Chain 45 (2003)
Making Value Chain Governance Work for the Implementation of Quality, Labour and Environmental Standards: Upgrading Challenges in the Footwear Industry
Multinational Value Chains, Small and Medium Enterprises, and ‘Pro-Poor’ Policies: A Review of Donor PracticeIDS Research Summary of IDS Research Report 63 (2009)
Many donors, governments and private companies now use value chain approaches in their efforts to promote market-oriented growth and poverty reduction. More details
Latin America and the Caribbean; Brazil; China; Costa Rica; El Salvador.