Working together to create healthier communities and better lives
The mission of OCDC is to champion, advocate and promote effective international cooperative development.
The Research Group conducts research on topics related to Cooperative Development, the Cooperative Model, Cooperative Legal Environments, and more. The Research seeks to add knowledge to the Cooperative sector by systemically researching, collecting data, and presenting the results for various audiences including practitioners, donors, governments, and other research and academic institutions.
The Research Group uses multiple methods and researches in all regions where cooperatives are active. Research initiatives range from desk reviews on a particular cooperative sector or country to cross-sector, worldwide research. The Research Group engages cooperative expert researchers and partner institutions from around the world.