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What Difference Do Cooperatives Make? Poland: A Pilot Study

This ambitious research study was conceived by The Research Group.

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OCDC Summer Newsletter. Volume 2: issue 2

The Research Group is thrilled to announce we have been awarded and signed a 5-year Cooperative Agreement with USAID.

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The research group.

The International Cooperative Research Group is a division of OCDC which carries out an international cooperative research agenda focused on issues related to the impact and effectiveness of cooperatives in developing countries and emerging markets. The RG designs, directly undertakes and partners of academic and practitioner partners to carry out rigorous research that helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice.  It also fosters a learning community within OCDC and provides resources and information related to cooperative development to OCDC members and to the broader international cooperative and development community.

Cooperative Development in Poland: A Legacy of USAID Assistance Identifying Processes and Policies Conducive to Cooperative Development in Africa Measuring Cooperative Success: New Challenges and Opportunities in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
409,522 Members of CDP Cooperatives and Credit Unions
CDP Implemented in 14 Countries
8 New Regulations Drafted in CDP Countries
Over $6 Million of New Revenue through Public Private Partnerships

Source: USAID Cooperative Development Program data, 2017

CLARITY: Cooperative Law and Regulation Initiative

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The Cooperative Advantage: Kenya

Event Date: April 2, 2019, 9:00 am View More

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Inclusion, equality, equity, and democracy arise when members form a cooperative.

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