2020 IMPACT Conference International Day

Join OCDC and NCBA CLUSA for a remote conference exploring the intersection of domestic and international cooperative development, highlighting lessons and insights from practitioners and partners and amplifying examples of cooperative organizations that work globally to impact the lives of tens of millions of producers, consumers and workers. This year’s dedicated international programming is available for free to development practitioners.

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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

CLARITY: Cooperative Law and Regulation Initiative

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Rita Panicker, the 2020 International Cooperative Innovation Award Winner is being honored for her courage and creativity to develop innovative, participatory models for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.


As a member of the @USAID-supported @acopagro cacao cooperative in Peru, José had the resources to send his two daughters to school: “That’s what makes me proud, to have educated them with cacao.” @USAIDPeru @EqExCoop #CoopMonth

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RT @USAIDEconomic: #DYK: @USAID invested in Poland’s cooperative sector in the 1990’s, during a time of profound change in the country. Thi…

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Rita Panicker, Founder & Director, Butterfiles Named OCDC’S International Cooperative Innovation Award Winner

Rita Panicker, this year’s awardee founded the organization, Butterflies in 1989 in India to advance this mission. In 2001 Butterflies launched the children’s development Kazana a life-skills education program that educates children on democratic values and financial management. The Children’s Development Khazana is a cooperative managed and owned by children with total membership of over Read More


In The Beira Corridor, Land O’Lakes Venture 37 & USAID Demonstrate How Public-Private Partnerships Tackle the World’s Toughest Challenges

Over the last 25 years, American innovation and assistance has helped to cut extreme poverty in half and save millions of lives around the world while generating a significant return on investment for US Investors. The State Department, USAID, and America’s development agencies are engaging new partners, assembling private sector resources, and developing approaches to Read More


The Impacts of COVID-19 in The Agriculture Sector Go Beyond the Disruption of Global Food Systems, Regional Agriculture Value Chains, and Risk to Household Food Security.

By Kristy McCarville, Operations Associate, US Overseas Cooperative Development Council As policies began to restrict the freedom of movement and business operations, economic and social stressors aggravated pre-existing gender and societal hierarchies, leading to an uptick in gender-based violence (GBV). In the past, rural women have disproportionally been affected by health and economic crises, and Read More


WOCCU to Support Women’s Entrepreneurship & Economic Empowerment Worldwide

SENGAL April 2020 – August 2021. WOCCU is developing a Gender Lens Investment Methodology in Senegal that will elevate women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment worldwide.The financial backing for the project is provided by USAID INVEST, and USAID’s office of Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment and will be deployed through innovative blended finance approaches. These approaches Read More

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  • Job Posting:Consultant Solicitation World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) October 28, 2020 by Research Group Technology and Innovation for Financial Inclusion (TIFI) Solicitation Number: TIFI-K-2020-001 Date of Publication: October 26, 2020 Deadline to Submit Questions: November 2, 2020; no later than 5:00 pm EST Submit Questions to: Conor Farrell; Deadline to Submit Proposals: November 9, 2020; no later than 5:00 pm EST Submit Proposals to: Subject: Virtual Training Consultancy Support – Kenya Over the next two months (November – December 2020),… Read More

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