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The Cooperative Context in Kenya: A Review of the Historical, Legal and Regulatory Environment

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 Read More

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¿Qué Diferencia Marcan las Cooperativas?: Informe de Resultados Globales

“What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” (WDDCM) is a four-year research project that looks at the difference that primary cooperative societies are making in the lives of their members across four countries – Kenya, Peru, Philippines, and Poland. The research was designed to examine the hypothesized “cooperative difference,” if any, across sectors, and to present its Read More

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The Cooperative Context in the Philippines: A Review of the Historical, Legal and Regulatory Environment

This Cooperatives in the Philippines – Context Study was prepared under an OCDC International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) collaboration with Global Communities. It is a companion study to the primary research carried out in the Philippines as part of the ICRG’s four-country study “What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” Its purpose is to provide an understanding Read More

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The Cooperative Context in Peru: A Review of the Historical, Legal and Regulatory Environment

The following cooperative country context study intends to provide an overview of the present-day situation of the Peruvian cooperative movement, reviewing co-operative history in Peru, and referencing the legal and institutional framework surrounding it. The study assesses the impact of the cooperative sector in Peru’s economic and social realms, its role in job creation and Read More

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Cooperative Development in Philippines: A Legacy of USAID Assistance

Through the Legacy Study Series, the International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) of the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) has sought to capture USAID’s programmatic influence through its investments in cooperative development. In conjunc-tion with other studies carried out in Poland, Kenya, Philippines, and Peru under the ICRG’s “What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” (WDDCM) research Read More

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Cooperative Development in Peru: A Legacy of USAID Assistance

The International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) of the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) has carried out a series of Legacy Studies describing USAID’s programmatic influence through its investments in cooperative development. In conjunction with other studies carried out in Poland, Kenya, Philippines, and Peru under the ICRG’s “What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” research initiative, Read More

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Cooperative Development in Kenya: A Legacy of USAID Assistance

USAID commissioned the International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) of OCDC to carry out a legacy study to examine what, if any, lasting effects of the USAID assistance to cooperatives can be seen in Kenya today, nearly 20 years after its conclusion. The ICRG carried out this study as a complement to the countrywide survey research Read More

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What Difference Do Cooperatives Make? Global Outcomes Report

“What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” (WDDCM) is a four-year research project that looks at the difference that primary cooperative societies are making in the lives of their members across four countries – Kenya, Peru, Philippines, and Poland. The research was designed to examine the hypothesized “cooperative difference,” if any, across sectors, and to present its findings Read More

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What Difference Do Cooperatives Make? Peru

The “What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” research initiative is a comprehensive, evidence-based study that rigorously examines the impacts that cooperatives have on the lives of people who belong to cooperatives.  It is the “first” study of its kind, using the same methods in Poland, Peru, Philippines and Kenya. The Peru Country Study, which surveyed a representative sample of Read More

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What Difference do Cooperatives Make? Philippines

The “What Difference Do Cooperatives Make?” research initiative is a comprehensive, evidence-based study that rigorously examines the impacts that cooperatives have on the lives of people who belong to cooperatives.  It is the “first” study of its kind, using the same methods in Poland, Peru, Philippines and Kenya. The Philippines Country Study, which surveyed a representative sample Read More

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