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Promoting Enabling Environment for Cooperative Development

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

National Cooperative Council of Sri Lanka - NCCSL

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Sri Lanka


$ 254,100
€ 242 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Rural Development

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Institutional Building and Policy Dialogue, Legal and Regulatory framework, Training & Capacity Building

Project Objectives

National Cooperative Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) is the implementing partner of the project. Under this project, NCCSL being an apex organisation leads a process of development of a gender policy and integration of good governance into the legal structures. The project will also facilitate to improve the organisational capacities of ten selected District Cooperative Councils as well as three apex level cooperatives. It is expected to have long-term results as favourable policy changes to promote women leadership at BOD level having equal opportunities in decision-making process, establish and promote good governance at provincial and national level in cooperation with the policies and sustainable cooperative business development. the project is expected to benefit 2,835 women and 1,350 men cooperative members from the targeted cooperatives.

Direct beneficiaries

Individuals: 4100

Local stakeholders

Primary cooperatives

Key Tags

Gender, Inequalities