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About the Cooperative Development Program

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COOPERATIVE

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Fueling Our Members’ Work.

The Cooperative Development Program (CDP) is a global initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Through its grants and guidance, the CDP fuels the work of OCDC members in the areas of agriculture, finance and health. These cooperative-building and-strengthening activities target governance, leadership, gender empowerment, youth engagement, financial management, market performance and advocacy.

TO FOSTER COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT,

THE CDP AND OCDC PRIORITIZE:

Collaboration among partners through working groups. Cooperative research and learning. Dissemination of cooperative development resources. Enabling the environment for cooperatives to exist. Strengthening local institutions to meet the needs of their members.
WORKING AS ONE
We promote sustainability and self-reliance through local ownership using cooperatives as a proven business model.
OCDC promotes collaborative learning, generates research and brings cooperative development practitioners together to build a more prosperous world through cooperatives.

OCDC ADDRESSES THESE PRIORITIES BY:

Forming collaborative work groups and encouraging members to bring their specific expertise on joint projects.
Creating the International Cooperative Research Group to conduct research and disseminate Research Group findings, as well as the cooperative development research of others and other resources.
Enabling the cooperative environment through its Cooperative Law and Regulation Initiative— CLARITY. CLARITY provides templates and resources for national cooperative movements to create a legal and regulatory environment that enable cooperative businesses to flourish.
Providing the hands-on, face-to-face expertise of OCDC members to build and strengthen local and national cooperatives.
The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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