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COVID-19: Cooperative Development Organizations

USAID Guidance to Implementing Partners: general information for reference by USAID project implementers. Private Sector Call to Action: brief public statement to the private sector from the WHO and ICC. Getting the Workplace Ready for COVID-19: This WHO resource provides information on how to prevent the spread of the virus in your workplace, how to Read More

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COVID-19: Cooperatives

We have curated this information is to help coop leaders guide and communicate with their community members.  Cooperatives provide a trusted voice in their neighborhoods. This resource provides accurate and timely knowledge for that voice. Flattening the Curve: this Washington Post article explains how this virus spreads and illustrates the need to avoid public gatherings. Read More

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COVID-19: Resources Page

We have curated a set of guides & guidance for coops to navigate this difficult time. Concern for Community This is truly a cooperative moment where cooperative principle 7 must be the focus. History has shown us that collaborative, mutually supportive communities are the ones that are most successful at sustainably recovering from large disasters. Read More

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The cooperative development business model in Kenya is stress-tested and self-correcting.

In Kenya there is a positive attitude towards the cooperative development business model and the cooperative brand is well recognized. Research by the weekly magazine ‘The East African’ shows that 75% of people preferred dealing with co-ops because they fairly price their products. In the words of CAK President (The Cooperative Alliance of Kenya Limited): Read More

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The Cooperative Difference in Kenya: An Important factor in gender equality.

Gender equality; a social benefit of cooperatives. “The power latent within cooperatives comes from their focus on both social and economic outcomes for their members and their adherence to a common set of principles, which include democratic control and economic participation”(Hotel, 2019). Data from The International Cooperative Research Group’s “What Difference do Cooperatives Make? Kenya.” Read More

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Job Posting: Operations Assistant

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work with an office dedicated to improving the lives of people in low income and emerging economies Background:  The Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) is a membership organization of Cooperative Development Organizations (CDOs) working in a variety of sectors. OCDC is committed to advancing a Read More

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Job Posting: Research Associate

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to link research to action in order to achieve greater impact for good.  Background:  The International Cooperative Research Group (RG) is a division within the US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC).  As a membership organization of Cooperative Development Organizations (CDOs) working in a variety of sectors, Read More

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Job Posting: Learning and Training Associate

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to help create evidence-based tools and training within a dynamic learning community in order to achieve greater impact for good.   Background:  The International Cooperative Research Group (RG) is a division within the US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC).  As a membership organization of Cooperative Development Read More

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Second Annual Research Forum on Cooperative Development Programs

Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2019) – OCDC and the International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) are proud to announce a successful Research Forum touting the resilience of the cooperative model, and its cooperative development programs. Held at the National Press Club, this event hosted representatives from USAID, IFAD, and the USDA, among other distinguished guests and Read More

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NCBA CLUSA’s IMPACT 2019 reignites cooperative drive toward sustainability and self-reliance

The final day of the 2019 IMPACT Conference provided a full-day focus on international cooperative development – a testament to the importance of to the international development efforts of cooperative development organizations worldwide in achieving inclusive economic growth and greater equity around the globe.  The day-long event was co-developed and co-sponsored by OCDC and supported Read More

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