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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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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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News Release – OCDC Inaugural International Champion Award

For Immediate Release Contact: Samuel Connors, Program Assistant U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council 202-957-9298 US OCDC Launches New Champion Award at NCBA CLUSA’s IMPACT Conference in Virginia. Arlington, Virginia (October 4, 2019) – OCDC and the International Cooperative Research Group are pleased to announce the introduction of a new award, the International Champion Award. This Read More

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News Release – CLLE Conducted in Kenya

For Immediate Release Contact: Ashley Holst, Senior Research Associate U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council 202-957-9298 US OCDC Conducts New Cooperative Leadership and Learning Event in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya (August 24, 2019) – The U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council International Cooperative Research Group is pleased to announce the successful launch of a newly innovated activity: Read More

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Request for Proposals – Research Study in Peru

This RFP details research in PERU including gathering data systematically and carrying out statistical analysis of the results. Capabilities sought include sampling, instrument modifications (based on standard instruments provided), data collection through surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews, and statistical analysis. The period for the performance is 1 October, 2019 – 10 March 2020. Read More

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News Release – International Coop Day 2019

For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Hazen, Executive Director U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council 202-957-9298 Coops 4 Decent Work – International Cooperative Day 2019 Washington, D.C. (July 6, 2019) The United States is home to over 40,000 cooperatives with 120 million members. Most people in other countries are surprised to learn that the US has so Read More

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Request for Proposals – Design of Governance Manual

Manual Design Designer will translate the Governance Research Report into an Evaluation Manual or tool. This manual will be designed with pragmatism and usability in mind as it is to be a functioning tool to be used by practitioners in the field. The design of these products will match the feel and design of previous Read More

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Cooperative Community Building

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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