Creating shared prosperity through cooperatives
Initiatives: Inclusive Economic Growth
Global Evidence and Synthesis Study. What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?
Dr. Judith Hermanson | Research Director, ICRG
This quantitative and qualitative field-based research study will be initiated in January 2022 and will determine the measurable economic, social and community benefits that flow from primary cooperative society membership and examine the extent to which cooperatives do or potentially could create communities in which people will remain rather than to migrate. Visit the WDDCM Page>
Women’s Economic Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. (WEE-SSA) Introducing the Study
Secondary and field-based sectoral research to determine pathways for women’s economic empowerment, including through cooperatives, partnering with Euromonitor and others. Read the Introduction to the Study>
Women’s Economic Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. (WEE-SSA)
Secondary and field-based sectoral research to determine pathways for women’s economic empowerment, including through cooperatives, partnering with Euromonitor and others. Read the Study>
Women’s cooperative membership choices: SACCOs or Chamas?
Field-based survey and qualitative research to understand the dynamics underlying women’s cooperative membership in informal cooperatives and their economic and social benefits. Partnering with the Cooperative University of Kenya, this is a follow-on study based on WDDCM findings. These findings in Kenya show both that women are under-represented in formal cooperatives and that those women who are members of formal cooperatives enjoy a significant economic advantage. Kenya.
Additional WDDCM Follow-on Research
This field-based research (still in design stage) to be carried out with partners in the Philippines will explore the potential of cooperatives as a pathway for marginalized populations to better economic conditions and to the middle class. Philippines.
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