In this paper, value chain finance (VCF) is understood as 'finance based o the relationship between two or more actors in the value chain, either directly (one actor provides credit to another) or indirectly (one actor obtains credit from a financial institution based on a sales relationship with another actor).
A task force on VCF was set up to deepen our understanding on this topic in a series of smalles sessions. This task force aimed to produce a framework on VCF for their colleague professionals. In 7 sessions the task force has discussed good practice and a first analysis is presented in this discussion paper.
This paper serves two purposes:
- to stimulate discussion within the respective organisations on how VCF could be approached and organised
- to stimulate discussion on the scop efor joint actions on VCF in 2010