Measuring Cooperative Success is the result of an OCDC project called Measurements for Tracking Indicators of Cooperative Success or METRICS. It identifies four essential indicators for cooperative success:
- Sound business practices
- Strong membership participation
- Support of cooperative apex organizations
- Facilitating economic environment
The METRICS survey process is designed for use by cooperative boards and managers, apex organizations, agencies and government departments concerned with cooperative development and foreign governments providing aid for co-op development. Results are intended to help them assess how cooperatives in low- and middle income countries are performing in regard to the indicators of success. This analysis can pinpoint strengths and weakness and help cooperatives achieve their purposes in lasting and sustainable ways.