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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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Roster for Research Analysts and Statistical Analysts in International Cooperative Development. Submissions received on a rolling basis.

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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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Worldwide, local rules and their enforcement are some of the biggest barriers for people and communities to implement cooperative solutions - a Case for CLARITY Find this article in NCBA CLUSA's Cooperative Business Journal: https://t.co/uefkLXmS4f

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WOCCU To Support Women’s Entrepreneurship & Economic Empowerment Worldwide. The pilot will seek to integrate optimal financial systems to connect women with needed capital and will be tested in Senegal. Read the article here: https://t.co/8Zeo3iJxCT

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3rd Annual CDP Learning Event

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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


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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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This Year’s Dedicated International Programming is Available Free of Charge to Development Practitioners.

On October 8 and 9 from 10 am-noon each day, participants in the International Track of IMPACT 2020 will have the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced virtual gathering of cooperative community leaders from across the U.S. and around the world. In addition to outstanding keynote speakers, expect dynamic and engaging breakout sessions, opportunities Read More


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International Cooperative Innovation Award

There is nothing cookie-cutter about creating a more equitable and sustainable world. It takes new ideas, new strategies, new models — and the courage to put them into action. The U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council wants to identify, recognize, and celebrate those international cooperative development innovators who continue to advance co-ops as a grassroots, sustainable Read More

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  • Call for Applications: Roster for Training Designer/Curriculum Developer in International Cooperative Development March 20, 2019 by Research Group The deadline for submission of applications for the first round of consideration is March 31, 2019. Subsequently submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 2019.   Application Instructions: Qualified candidates are requested to apply to OCDC Research Group at ResearchGroup@www.ocdc.coop with the reference “RG TrainingDesigner Roster_last name”. Applications should include: – Cover letter (include your proposed daily rate), CV, 1 sample of designed training.… Read More

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  • Job Posting: For Organizations June 1, 2020 by Research Group Interested in partnering with OCDC and the ICRG? We work with international cooperative development organizations to research, facilitate, and promote… Read More
  • Job Posting: For Individuals June 1, 2020 by Research Group Interested in working for OCDC? Check back to this page for future full-time positions available with OCDC and the ICRG! Read More

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