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Reflections on “What Capital is Missing in African Cooperatives?”

By, Kristin Wilcox, Global Communities, Technical Specialist, Cooperative Enterprise and Inclusive Business This blog has been adapted from Ms. Wilcox’s remarks as a respondent on Dr. Nicola Francesconi’s paper commissioned by OCDC Research Group and OXFAM UK. The lack of managerial capital, or management strategies, is a complex issue present in the development of co-operatives. Read More

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What’s the impact of Kenyan co-operatives?

This article was originally written by Scott Bellows and published on Business Daily Africa On Tuesday this week, Kenya witnessed the launch of the new multi-million-dollar five-year Co-operative Leadership Engagement Advocacy and Research (CLEAR) programme of Global Communities funded by USAid. Governor Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni, Mary Mungai of the State Department of Co-operatives, US Read More

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Testimony in Support of USAID’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP)

Paul Hazen, Executive Director U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council In the FY2020 State-Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Bill. The U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) is requesting $17 million for the FY2020 Cooperative Development Program (CDP) of the Development Assistance account in the FY2020 State-Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bill. For more than Read More

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NRECA International Awarded Contract for Electric Cooperative Feasibility Study in Nigeria And Ethiopia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2019 Contact: Zuraidah Hoffman | 571-488-7601 NRECAInternational.coop | @NRECAIntl NRECA International Awarded Contract for Electric Cooperative Feasibility Study in Nigeria And Ethiopia ARLINGTON, Va. – NRECA International, an affiliate of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, today announced a contract with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to explore the feasibility Read More

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Cooperatives and international development: What next?

From the Co-operative News (Quebec City, Canada)Can co-operatives bring added value to international development? This was one of the key topics addressed in a special session in the run-up to the International Summit of Co-operatives in Quebec. Delegates from across different cooperative apex bodies highlighted what they were already doing to promote the work of cooperatives in Read More

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OCDC selects Hermanson to head the Research Group

(Washington, D.C.) Judith Hermanson, international nonprofit executive, author and educator, has been selected to head the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council’s (OCDC) International Cooperative Research Group. The focus of OCDC and its members is to lift people in developing countries from poverty through income development, food security and democracy building. As part of this ongoing Read More

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