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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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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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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