How to leverage the co-operative movement for poverty reduction

Co-operatives, credit unions, and other forms of self-help organisations are an important, but sometimes overlooked, part of the institutional map in the economic and social sectors of developing nations. This How to note is relevant to development practitioners and partners active in the promotion of enterprise, employment and incomes, and seeks to indicate opportunities . . . → Read More: How to leverage the co-operative movement for poverty reduction

UN Secretary-General: Cooperatives can help pull World out of recesssion

New York, Jul  4 2009  4:00PM — Cooperatives, based on the principles of self-help and reciprocity, have the potential to help address the global economic crisis, especially among the world’s most vulnerable, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Cooperatives’ economic model is not based on charity, he said, noting that in countries affected by the . . . → Read More: UN Secretary-General: Cooperatives can help pull World out of recesssion