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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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Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

Renowned Harvard Professor Rebecca Henderson at the 2020 IMPACT Conference debunks prevailing orthodoxy with a new intellectual foundation and a practical pathway forward for a capitalism, a system that has lost its moral and ethical foundation.

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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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OCDC’s International Cooperative Research Group Releases “What Difference do Cooperatives Make?” Philippines Country Study.

The “What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” research initiative is a comprehensive, evidence-based study that rigorously examines the impacts that cooperatives have on the lives of people who belong to cooperatives.  It is the “first” study of its kind, using the same methods in Poland, Peru, Philippines and Kenya. The Philippines Country Study, which surveyed a Read More


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OCDC’s International Cooperative Research Group Releases “What Difference do Cooperatives Make?” Kenya Country Study.

The “What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” research initiative is a comprehensive, evidence-based study that rigorously examines the impacts that cooperatives have on the lives of people who belong to cooperatives.  It is the “first” study of its kind, using the same methods in Poland, Peru, Philippines and Kenya. The Kenya Country Study, which surveyed a Read More


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The U.S. Congress Endorses Cooperative Development Program (CDP).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Paul Hazen, executive director 202-261-3558 Washington, D.C. (December 23, 2020) The U.S Congress recently passed, and President Donald Trump signed, fiscal 2021 appropriations packages, increasing annual funding for the FY21 Cooperative Development Program (CDP) to $18.5 million, a $1.5 million increase from the last spending bill. “The CDP Read More


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Andrea Walsh, CEO of OCDC Member HealthPartners Named Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s 2021 Executive of The Year.

Andrea Walsh is the President and CEO of HealthPartners Inc., and has been named the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s 2021 Executive of the Year. Headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, CDP Member, HealthPartners offers health insurance, care and do work in education and research. Founded in 1957 HealthPartners has been member-governed since the beginning, and their Read More

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