What Difference Do Cooperatives Make? is a multi-year, multi-country cross-regional research study conducted under the guidance of the OCDC Research Group. It focuses on the effects that cooperatives have on the social and economic well-being of individuals and their broader effects on communities where they are located. The focus is on the primary society but may take into account second and third level bodies in all countries. The study’s goal is to find evidence that will enhance future cooperative development programs.