Publications and tools on cooperatives

September 2018

  1. My.COOP Managing your agricultural cooperatives

    13 September 2018

    The My.COOP training package has been designed to enable existing and potential managers of agricultural cooperatives to identify and address major challenges that are specific to cooperatives in market oriented agricultural development. This on-line Training of Trainers Programem will allow cooperative experts to acquire the necessary competencies to design and deliver an interactive and participatory face-to-face training using the My.COOP training modules.

  2. Start.COOP - a participatory tool for launching a cooperative

    11 September 2018

    Start.COOP has been developed as a low-cost, easy to use training tool for those interested in starting and launching a cooperative in a participatory and efficient manner. It draws on technical content from existing materials in different ILO cooperative training tools and peer-to-peer, activity based learning methodology from the ILO’s Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) programme.

August 2018

  1. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 10

    09 August 2018

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on SDG 10 - reducing inequality within and among countries.

July 2018

  1. Advancing cooperation among women workers in the informal economy: The SEWA way

    05 July 2018

    This report aims to provide an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for cooperatives and other SSE units in empowering women workers in the informal economy, with a specific focus on SEWA’s experience. It is based on individual interviews and focus group discussions with select cooperative leaders and members and also uses select studies presenting the forty-year experience of SEWA with cooperatives.

  2. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 Cooperative contributions to SDG 15

    04 July 2018

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief focuses on SDG 15 – protecting and restoring land resources.

  3. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 Cooperative contributions to SDG 11

    03 July 2018

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief focuses on SDG 11 – making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

June 2018

  1. Strengthening management capacities of agricultural cooperatives: Findings and recommendations of My.Coop implementation (2012-2017)

    29 June 2018

    The objective of this briefing note is to provide highlights on the use of My.Coop - Managing your agricultural cooperative training package during its first five years, 2012-2017. The note is based on a stocktaking exercise, which aimed to understand where, how and by whom My.Coop has been used, and provides a set of recommendations for the future use of the materials and approaches of delivery.

  2. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 Cooperative contributions to SDG 7

    27 June 2018

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief focuses on SDG 7 – ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

  3. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 Cooperative contributions to SDG 12

    20 June 2018

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief focuses on SDG 12 – ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns.

  4. Summary report: Cooperatives’ competitiveness potential for trade in SADC countries

    14 June 2018

    The objectives of the research are to determine what opportunities exist for agricultural cooperatives to export, with what products, and to which markets from which SADC countries. The external constraints to increasing cooperative share of export markets and the ability to be competitive in the SADC, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and EU markets have been identified as critical considerations in prioritizing the products, markets and countries.