• Challenges and Barriers Along the In-Country Supply Chain 07-08-2014

UNCoLSC Recommendation 6, Outcome 1

In order to increase access to life-saving commodities for women and children, barriers to improving in-country public supply chains must be understood. The purpose of this document is to summarize barriers related to the supply chain to provide a framework from which to create a best practices review. This document builds on barriers identified by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children Commissioners’ Report, September 2012, and draws from additional resources as a step towards summarizing the key barriers that need to be addressed to ensure good practices in supply chain management. These barriers are grouped into broad themes while fully recognizing that they are interrelated and interdependent. This document focuses only on aspects specific to in-country supply chains as other recommendation working groups are focused on other areas.