Partnering Cooperative Development Organizations


ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA has worked in 146 countries since 1963. Its expertise is in catalyzing investment, climate smart agriculture, empowerment & resilience, institutional strengthening, and market systems.


AJEEC NISPED, founded by the Israel coop movement, is specialized in the development of cooperatives with a focus on the strong correlation between the business management and community development aspects as a prerequisite for the success of a cooperative. We help cooperatives to have both a positive social impact and a commercial success. We act as knowledge center for the Israeli Cooperative movement sharing our experience and expertise through programs and projects designed to support the successful establishment and management of cooperatives in the world.

Cera & BRS (Belgian Raiffeisen Foundation)

With 400 000 enthusiastic members, we are the most remarkable and friendly cooperative in Belgium. Together we can share experiences, achieve more and invest better: in initiatives that are effective and connect people, in projects that benefit us all 

Through microfinancing and microinsurance, BRS helps to sustainably improve the quality of life of rural entrepreneurs and farmers in the South. Not merely with cash, but above all with advice and in a dialogue with the stakeholders.


Co-operative College

Born over 100 years ago out of a need for radical education that fights for social justice, our mission is to inspire and enable people, through co-operative learning, to transform lives and tackle inequalities in their communities, creating a fairer world. 

Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada)

CDF Canada is a global social impact partner that allies with local communities, build their capacity to achieve sustainable economic and social development through cooperative models. We work with local partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America to establish and grow community-owned cooperatives to help people achieve more prosperous, self-reliant lives.

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

CMC is the national, bilingual association for cooperatives and mutuals in Canada. CMC provides leadership to support, promote, and develop the cooperative economy in Canada. 

Coopermondo - Associazione per la Cooperazione Internazionale allo Sviluppo

Coopermondo is the NGO of Confcooperative. It promotes the creation and empowerment of cooperative enterprises in developing countries - mainly through training and technical assistance activities - with the aim of reducing inequalities and promoting economic democracy, inclusive and sustainable development and decent work for all.

Développement international Desjardins

A Desjardins Group-affiliated NGO, Développement international Desjardins (DID) works to strengthen the economic autonomy of disadvantaged populations living in developing and emerging countries by promoting their financial inclusion and education.

DGRV – German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation

The DGRV – German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation - is both the apex and auditing association of the German cooperative organisation. The Confederation’s purpose is to promote and represent the mutual interests of its members and their affiliated cooperative institutions. Since more than 30 years, DGRV provides consultancy to cooperative partners abroad and promotes the development of sustainable cooperative systems and structures worldwide.

Economic and Social Development Center of Palestine (ESDC)

ESDC is a Palestinian results and rights based development-oriented NGO, building the capacities of cooperatives, member based organizations (MBO) and the sector focusing on natural resources management, agriculture, food security, and social economy.

Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange is a worker-owned cooperative with a mission to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.

Federation of Peoples’ Sustainable Development Cooperative

The Federation of Peoples’ Sustainable Development Cooperative (FPSDC) is a secondary cooperative with a total membership of around 170 cooperatives. Currently, its members come from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Furthermore, FPSDC  is motivated by its principles anchored to the 4Ps of Sustainable Development – People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace.


Food and Forest Development Finland (FFD)

FFD, the Finnish Agri-Agency for Food and Forest Development, is a non-profit organization supporting agricultural producer organizations, forest owners' organizations and cooperatives in developing countries. FFD was formed in 2012 by four Finnish farmers' and forest producers' organizations to coordinate Finnish farmer-to-farmer development cooperation efforts.

Frontier Co-op

Founded in 1976, Iowa based Frontier Co-op is a leader in branded organic and natural herbs, spices, and essential oils. As a co-operative owned by wholesale customers that buy and sell its products, Frontier sources hundreds of different botanicals and oils from over 175 suppliers in 50 countries. Many of these products are tropical commodities produced disproportionately by small-scale growers. Frontier sells under three brands: Frontier, Simply Organic, and Aura Cacia.


GENEX continually strives to lead the way with science-based services and innovative excellence in animal genetics. GENEX livestock technologies are modernizing animal husbandry and growing the global food supply by nearly 3 million tons annually — feeding more people with fewer cows and less land.  

In 2018, GENEX Cooperative became part of the company URUS making it the world’s largest bovine genetics company in the world. We provide cattle genetics for varying climates, production goals, and breeds. The individual companies within URUS are also top providers for cattle management software, dairy management reports, milk and soil testing, and calf care products, among others. 

Global Communities

Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.

We bring together local ingenuity and global insights to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures.


Founded in 1957 as a cooperative, HealthPartners is the largest consumer governed nonprofit health care organization in the United States - serving more than 1.5 million medical and dental health plan members nationwide.

Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union

Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union (JCCU) was established in March 1951 as the national federation of consumer co-ops in Japan. Today, about 314 consumer co-ops and consumer co-op unions join JCCU and the total of business turnover of the member co-ops is about 3.8 trillion JPY, with total of 30 million members. JCCU is the largest consumers' organization in Japan.


As the apex organization for Danish cooperatives, we promote the cooperative alternative across many sectors of the economy, from banking and insurance to craftsman and construction. Established in 1922, Kooperationen provides high quality professional legal and governance advice and guidance to new cooperative start-ups as well as to established cooperatives.

Led by our cooperative values and principles we aim to bring together all those with a passion and interest in cooperative action and we run our business solely for the benefit of our members. And that is precisely what makes us a bit different from other conventional employers’ organisations in Denmark.


Korean Federation of Community Credit Cooperatives (KFCC)

KFCC is to guide and supervise the management of Saemaul Geumgo (primary cooperative), and thus to promote common interests. KFCC regulates Saemaul Geumgo’s operational funds as its central bank as well as offering insurance for Saemaul Geumgo and its members.

Land O’Lakes Venture37

Land O’Lakes Venture37 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping communities around the world thrive through agriculture. Venture37 strengthens economies by improving local agriculture, helping agribusinesses create jobs and linking farmers to markets. It delivers integrated solutions that help build and improve food and agriculture systems through more competitive markets, more resilient systems, healthier and more nutrition-secure communities, and more inclusive societies.

Legacoop - Alleanza Delle Cooperative Italiane

Italian national apex cooperative organization representing around 10.000 cooperatives active in all the economic sectors, with 7.4 million individual members and around 457.000 employees. Legacoop is articulated in seven sectoral associations and regional/territorial branches covering the national territory. Legacoop supports cooperatives through specialized structures (for training, financial support, digitalization, etc.). 

National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA)

NCBA CLUSA is the primary voice in the United States for people who use cooperatives to build a better world through an inclusive economy.

NRECA International

NRECA International is a non-profit rural development services organization that promotes rural economic development by providing access to safe, reliable and affordable electricity. Since 1962, NRECA International has helped establish more than 250 power utilities and electric cooperatives in 48 countries. This is done by implementing electrification programs and projects, empowering more than 160 million people worldwide. is the European federation of citizen energy cooperatives. We are a growing network of 1.900 European energy cooperatives and their 1.250.000 citizens.

Through, we wish to make our voices heard in the European energy debate. Citizens after all are the ones who will be paying for the transition to a more sustainable energy system. empowers them and wants to achieve energy democracy.

SOCODEVI – Société de coopération pour le développement international

SOCODEVI is a network of cooperative and mutual companies from Quebec (Canada) that shares its expertise and know-how with its partners in developing countries. We hence support cooperatives and help them to consolidate as catalysts of inclusive, sustainable socio-economic development. Our goal is to improve the living conditions of the families and their livelihoods.

We Effect

We Effect is the international development organisation of the Swedish cooperative movement. We support partner organisations in 20 countries to advocate for the rights of their members.

World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)

World Council is the leading voice for advocacy and governance on behalf of the international credit union community. World Council promotes economic freedom and the sustainable growth of financial cooperatives across the globe through education, collaboration, and community-based development projects.