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What Difference do Cooperatives Make? Global Evidence Summit

Registration is now open for the Global Evidence Summit, which will unveil the synthesis findings of the 4 country study seeking 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? 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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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

CLARITY: Cooperative Law and Regulation Initiative

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Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM and WOL Live Stream, on May 13, 10:30 am EST, for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes with Dr. Judith Hermanson, Isaac Nyamongo and Leah Lucas. Tune in live: https://t.co/zHLQPtUbEK https://t.co/lI9ARqmi3h

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WDDCM AGENDA RELEASE! In a world characterized by inequality, cooperatives are making measurable improvements in the economic circumstances of people on an international scale. #ICRGSUMMIT View the agenda & register here:https://t.co/E2DDVfDby2 https://t.co/1ea3ZWKVlT

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Women’s Economic Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Introducing the Study

The UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Pre-COVID-19, global progress had been made towards this goal both in policy and practice. Illustrative advances include decreasing the number of child brides and increasing awareness of girls’ rights to be spared from female genital mutilation (FGM), in Read More


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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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  • Request for Proposal – Website user experience and user interface (UX/UI). April 13, 2021 by Research Group Updated Closing Date for UX/UI: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 5pm EST. Due to a lack of responsive proposals, the ICRG has elected to extend the deadline for UX/UI services. OCDC will collaborate with successful proposals in identifying ideal individuals to be interviewed. Overview. International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) of the US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) carries out research on the effectiveness and other aspects of cooperative development. One of the… Read More

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