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US OCDC and the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) to create an online data platform displaying international development projects run by CDOs

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Paul Hazen To Be Inducted Into The 2022 Cooperative Hall Of Fame!

Announcing the 2022 Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees and introducing Unsung Cooperative Heroes.

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What Difference Do Cooperatives Make? Global Outcomes Report

“What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” (WDDCM) is a four-year research project that looks at the difference that primary cooperative societies are making in the lives of their members across four countries – Kenya, Peru, Philippines, and Poland.

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What Difference do Cooperatives Make? Peru

This newly published study seeks to understand the extent to which cooperatives provide a sound platform on which to build broad-based international development for sustainable, locally owned and institutionalized results. This report is also available in Spanish through our Resource Library.

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What Difference do Cooperatives Make? Philippines

This newly published study seeks to understand the extent to which cooperatives provide a sound platform on which to build broad-based international development for sustainable, locally owned and institutionalized results.

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What Difference do Cooperatives Make? Kenya

This recently published study builds upon it's other country studies to understand the extent to which cooperatives provide a sound platform on which to build broad-based international development for sustainable, locally owned and institutionalized results.

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What Difference do Cooperatives Make? Poland

This pilot study in Poland is the first in a series of country studies designed to understand the extent to which objective evidence will demonstrate that cooperatives provide a sound platform on which to base broad-based international development for sustainable, locally owned and institutionalized results.

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The International Cooperative Research Group is a division of OCDC which carries out an international cooperative research agenda focused on issues related to the impact and effectiveness of cooperatives in developing countries and emerging markets. The RG designs, directly undertakes and partners of academic and practitioner partners to carry out rigorous research that helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice.  It also fosters a learning community within OCDC and provides resources and information related to cooperative development to OCDC members and to the broader international cooperative and development community.

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Cooperative Development in Poland: A Legacy of USAID Assistance Identifying Processes and Policies Conducive to Cooperative Development in Africa Measuring Cooperative Success: New Challenges and Opportunities in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
409,522 Members of CDP Cooperatives and Credit Unions
CDP Implemented in 14 Countries
8 New Regulations Drafted in CDP Countries
Over $6 Million of New Revenue through Public Private Partnerships

Source: USAID Cooperative Development Program data, 2017

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“At a time when democracy is under assault, it’s important to remember the significant role cooperatives play in building and sustaining democracy around the world,” said Paul Hazen. You can read the full @ilo interview here https://t.co/skxfwPTnZr

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To demonstrate the impact of Cooperative Development Organizations (CDOs) the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) and the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) join forces to create an online global data platform! https://t.co/jzwacdpUOX

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Paul Hazen, OCDC’s executive director, has been selected for the Cooperative Hall of Fame, the cooperative community’s most prestigious honor. Paul’s leadership has touched & strengthened every part of the domestic & international cooperative ecosystem. https://t.co/dWjRKgZOEp

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Mapping International Cooperative Development Programs: New Online Cooperative Data Platform

Cooperatives play a major role in creating an inclusive and sustainable economy around the world.  To demonstrate the impact of Cooperative Development Organizations (CDOs) in international cooperative development, the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) and the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) join forces to create an online global data platform displaying international development projects run Read More


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Paul Hazen to be Inducted into the 2022 Cooperative Hall of Fame!

Announcing the 2022 Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees and introducing Unsung Cooperative Heroes. On October 6, 2022, four outstanding cooperative leaders will receive the cooperative community’s most prestigious honor, when they are inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The inductees are: Paul Hazen, Executive Director, U.S. Read More


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Announcing The OCDC International Cooperative Champion Award and Innovation Award Recipients!

The international cooperative community is full of people who inspire us through innovation, advocacy, leadership and the relentless spirit to affect positive change. Through the OCDC International Champion and Innovation awards we honor and recognize those leaders.  This year we are pleased to present the International Cooperative Champion Award to Paul Clark and the International Read More


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In Celebration of Co-Op Month the ICRG Presents 4 Member Portraits Throughout October

While celebrating October Co-op Month of Cooperatives, the ICRG is delighted to present another video featuring a member of cooperative whose life was positively impacted by membership. These profiles were developed as part of What Difference Do Cooperatives Make 4-country study giving members themselves an opportunity to tell their story. Meet Dolores – corn farmer from the Read More

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  • Data Analyst Consultant for International Cooperative Research October 29, 2021 by Research Group Submissions Due: January 1, 2022 | The U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) is an association comprised of cooperative development organizations committed to building a more prosperous world through co-operatives. The International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) is a division of OCDC that conducts original, collaborative, academically rigorous research that bridges the gap between theory and practice. More specifically, the ICRG carries out original, solution-oriented research and… Read More

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