Sichuan Market Development Project

The Sichuan Market Development Project in China project is working to improve sustainable livelihoods of ethnic Tibetans in China’s Sichuan province, providing these communities with the skills and knowledge to thrive in a growing market economy.

Focusing on ethnic Tibetan communities in and around the provincial capital of Chengdu in Sichuan province, the Sichuan Market Development Project will enhance the entrepreneurial skills of ethnic Tibetans working in areas such as eco-tourism, and works to boost the productivity of herders, artisans and business owners.

In a changing economic environment, the project is designed to enhance the competitiveness of ethnic Tibetan businesses in local, regional and international markets and improves value chains of traditional industries.

Through grant-making to local organizations, the project provides training and hands-on assistance to ethnic Tibetans to empower them with the skills and knowledge needed to build and grow sustainable businesses.

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