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For Inquiry: Samuel Connors Contact: sconnors@ocdc.coop June 12, 2019 OCDC Executive Director Paul Hazen writes for NCBA CLUSA‘s Spring 2019 issue of the Cooperative Business Journal. Hazen discusses how the cooperative business model, powered by the Cooperative Development Program (CDP) from USAID, catalyzes value chain growth and decent work in developing nations worldwide. You can Read More

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News Release – Increased Funds for International Cooperative Development

For Immediate Release Paul Hazen, Executive Director U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council Congress Increases Funds for International Cooperative Development Washington, D.C. (May 30, 2019) The U.S House of Representatives Appropriations Committee recently approved the FY 2020 State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill, increasing annual funding for the Cooperative Development Program (CDP) to $14.5 million, a Read More

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The Cooperative Advantage: Kenya

On April 2nd,  2019 the Research Group of the Overseas Cooperative Development Council hosted a dialogue with senior Kenyan policy makers and other actors engaged in the cooperative sector in Nairobi, Kenya.  The dialogue was framed as “The Cooperative Advantage: Kenya” and intended to return the results of the research to the country that was Read More

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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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Call for Applications: Roster for Training Designer/Curriculum Developer in International Cooperative Development

The deadline for submission of applications for the first round of consideration is March 31, 2019. Subsequently submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 2019.   Application Instructions: Qualified candidates are requested to apply to OCDC Research Group at ResearchGroup@www.ocdc.coop with the reference “RG TrainingDesigner Roster_last name”. Applications should include: – Cover letter Read More

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Call for Applications: Roster for Research Analysts and Statistical Analysts in International Cooperative Development

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 2019. Application Instructions Qualified candidates are requested to apply to OCDC Research Group at ResearchGroup@www.ocdc.coop with the reference “RG Researcher Roster_last name”. Applications should include: – Cover letter (include your proposed daily rate), CV, 1 writing sample (relevant publications preferred). – Contact details for 3 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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What Difference Do Cooperatives Make? Poland.

As part of the global celebration of the International Day of Cooperatives, OCDC’s International Cooperative Research Group is releasing a major research report. This report documents the sustainable cooperative development that has taken place in Poland since market reforms were instituted in the early 1990s. What Difference Do Cooperatives Make? shows that cooperatives in Poland Read More

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