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Enhancing Member-Based Organisations Role in the Social Economy

Ibtisam Mousa is a member and one of the leaders of the We Effect-backed cooperative in the village of Deir Ballout.
Credit: Marcus Lundstedt

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Economic & Social Development Center of Palestine

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Palestine (State of)


$ 493,500
€ 470 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Rural Development

Type of Activity

Budget support (Grants or Direct Financing), Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Research & Study, Technical Assistance & Advisory


The project will contribute in this achievement through attaining five results that will contribute to midterm results for the project period 2019-2022, namely: 1- Result: Member-based organisations and initiatives adopt internal policies that are consistent with good governance best practices. 2- Result: Member-based organisations and initiatives operates businesses and services that are relevant to their mission and members 3- Result: Women, youth and farmers actively engage in social economy organisations and pioneering cooperatives 4- Result: ESDC has an effective planning and monitoring system 5- Result: ESDC’s operations are institutionalized with gender mainstreaming in all aspects of operation.

Project Objectives

The project will serve ESDC’s Strategic Objective 1: “the Socio-economic organisations have an economic and social role within their community” and ESDC’s Strategic Objective 2: “ESDC achieves its objectives efficiently and effectively and complies with good governance standards.”

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG13 - Climate Action
SDG16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Indicators

1) Number of male/female family members (husbands and wife) of participating organizations. 2) Increase in no. of services offered to members. 3) Improved social capital. 4) Increase in volume of MBOs assets. 5) No. of internal system/plans developed and used.

Impact Measurement

Project reports

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 134

Individuals: 19079

Key Tags

Conflict, Peace and Security, Gender