Enterprise & Value Chain Development

The ES&GD section of GBRSP is responsible for Enterprise, Microfinance and Value Chain development.  Enterprise is defined as the opportunities / resources (mostly small) that are converted into profitable businesses. A value chain is a business model that describes the full range of activities needed to create a product or service. For companies that produce goods, a value chain comprises the steps that involve bringing a product from conception to distribution, and everything in between, such as procuring raw materials, manufacturing functions, and marketing activities. And Microfinance is responsible for the financial services. Enterprise and Value Chain go hand in hand and Microfinance provide the funding to the different projects.

For the value chain and enterprise there are set of steps or procedures defined by the organization. These steps are involved in every ES&GD project.

The following are the steps or procedures defined by GBRSP:



The first and the basic step of a project or research. A survey is conducted by the GBRSP team to different communities. The team will decide what kind of community development, Enterprise or Value Chain development activities can be carried out in that community.


Formation of CEGs

Community Enterprise Group or CEGs are the community members who are selected for the project. A criterion is defined by the GBRSP for the CEGs. The people interested in becoming the CEGs must full fill the demands of the criteria. They are divided into groups with an average of 15 members in a group.


Entrepreneurship Training

When the Master Trainers are hired, training process of the CEGs is started. The training period is mostly up to 3 months depending on the project. During the training period, the CEGs are also provided with the raw material.


Technical Training

When the CEG’s are briefed about the Entrepreneurship, the are trained technically with the equipment (as required).


Technology Transfer

When are the pre requisites are completed (Survey CEG Formation, Training) the CEG’s are then provided with Raw Material and required machinery.


Branding & Packaging Support

When a product is ready from the Raw material, the product is processed and is packed with the proper packaging.


Market Linkages

When the whole process (explained previously) is completed, production of the different products starts. When the products are finalized from the production, they make their way to the market. Here CEGs can sell their product directly to local Market or they can place it in GBRSP Product Gallery for Marketting or exibition.