Happy New Year from OCDC’s ICRG!
As we set our sights on 2024, we are filled with optimism for the year ahead, driven by the unwavering dedication and vitality of cooperatives around the world working to build a better future for their members.
As we reflect on the past year, we would like to express our sincerest appreciation to our valued colleagues, supporters, and partners who contributed to the success of the ICRG’s research, learning, and dissemination activities in 2023. We look forward to continued collaboration with all of you!
Looking Ahead to 2024
The ICRG is excited to have launched its new five-year program, Cooperative Impact and Innovation through Research, Collaboration, Learning, and Evidence (CIIRCLE), within USAID’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP)!
As the research and development arm of the CDP, the ICRG will continue increasing the uptake and impact of international cooperative development by co-creating evidence-based research and cooperative-specific tools.
In the interim, we invite you to start your year by exploring some of our most in-demand research of 2023. Thank you for being a part of our journey towards a brighter cooperative future!
Top Resources of 2023
What Difference Do Cooperatives Make? Global Outcomes Report
This research examines the impact of primary cooperative societies on members’ lives in Kenya, Peru, the Philippines, and Poland. This report draws together the key outcomes from the four countries and explores their implications for policy and action.
From the Ground Up:
Partnering with Cooperatives on Locally Led Development
This white paper explores cooperatives as a successful private sector business model, with a proven track record, that can bring localization goals into clear focus.
COVID-19 and Cooperative Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa
This research identifies the major challenges faced by cooperatives in Sub-Saharan Africa during COVID-19, as well as strategies and strengths employed by cooperatives to mitigate adversities.
Cooperative Governance Assessment
This tool is designed to help users conduct a governance assessment to identify unique director training needs of early stage cooperatives.