Legal Framework and Policy Reform

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

57 500.00

Start Year

2016

End Year

2017

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Review of the cooperative sector in Cyprus and development of appropriate recommendations for its relaunching.

Summary

Review of the cooperative sector in Cyprus and development of appropriate recommendations for its relaunching. Funded by the European Commission - Structural Reform Support Service. Tasks:

a) Evaluate the existing cooperative sector in Cyprus, identify and make recommendations on organisational restructuring and modernising of the operations of cooperatives on the basis of opportunities that exist in the existing and new business sectors.

b) Review the existing cooperative legal framework in Cyprus for simplifying, codifying and modernising it (objectives, cooperation, financial structure, supervision/audit, development and governance of non-credit cooperative societies). Provide recommendations for improvements, aiming to encourage and facilitate the establishment of a more effective and sustainable cooperative sector in Cyprus.

c) According to the findings and recommendations, draft amendments to the Cooperative Laws and Rules.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

42 088.00

Start Year

2018

End Year

2022

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Achieve legislative reforms that will strengthen government policies, structures, programmes and increase budgetary allocations for these policy issues.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

53 379.00

Start Year

2018

End Year

2022

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Strengthen the organisational model of cooperative and community self-management with families of scarce economic resources in urban and rural areas, through advocacy actions to resolve the problems of land, financing, housing and legal frameworks for cooperatives.

Summary

 The project is to consolidate a self-managed social housing model among organised groups of poor women and men. The project supports training of cooperative members and other social organisations to address housing problems and to strengthen public policy and the consolidation of a social movement for Housing, Legislation and Policies in benefit of social housing.  The expected results are: 1) To promote and encourage the model of self-management housing cooperatives, mutual help and collective ownership in rural areas. 2) To improve community conditions in cooperative housing and habitat models. 3) To submit proposals for resolving the problems of land, finance, housing and legal frameworks for cooperatives. At the end of the project is expected to have created 8 new housing cooperatives for self-management and cooperative property and have presented and negotiated at least 4 demands to public instances.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

DGRV

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

833 000.00

Start Year

2012

End Year

2020

Country

Sector

Project Objectives

In Myanmar DGRV strengthens cooperative structures in agricultural areas. The overall objective is to generate growth impulses especially for the rural population, thereby contributing to improvements in food security and livelihood. 

Summary

DGRV follows a multi-level approach: The individual cooperative – i.e. at the micro-level – needs a consistent business orientation, adequate internal organization and well-trained managers and staff. In addition, the cooperative must be part of an integrated subsidiarity-based network at the meso-level in order for it to benefit from services provided by specialized central enterprises and associations, such as for training and auditing. At the macro-level, the government must create an adequate legal and regulatory framework for cooperative activities.

The Regional Project for Promoting Cooperative Self-help Organizations in Asia ​consists of project activities in 7 countries: Cambodia (DGRV country office), Myanmar (DGRV country office), Laos (DGRV country office), Vietnam (DGRV country office), Thailand, Philippines and India (partnering with APMAS).

Fields of activity in Myanmar are: Support to farmers to develop their self-help initiatives into well-functioning market-oriented cooperative structures, be it in the field of agricultural production, be it in the field of saving and credit activities; training and consultancy on topics like: role of cooperatives in market economies, set up and functioning of cooperative federations, role and establishment of cooperative audit, development of business plans and value chain assessment; awareness raising among decision makers and representatives of relevant government entities for the necessity to further develop and strengthen the cooperative sector.

The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

Legacoop

Lead Organisation(s)

UNIDO/ONUDI

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

1 000 000.00

Start Year

2015

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Summary

The project aims to improve the hygienic standards of the products of small-scale fisheries in four target countries of West Africa, harmonizing their standards to those of the European Union. This will be done through capacity building activities and the reorganization of the sector, to overcome the SPS barriers that limit the possibility of the artisanal fishermen to benefit from the international integration of markets. Lega Pesca is involved in the realization of services of Technical Assistance for the training of artisanal fishermen and the competent authorities of the four countries on Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary treatment of the fish products, in view of European standards. The project includes a specific focus on strengthening the cooperative organization in the fishery sector, especially for marketing the products.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

282 413.00

Start Year

2014

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Progress results will be repoted by the end of this year.

Summary

The Programme is a new overall Programme of FONPA's for the period 2014-2016. The overarching goal is to contribute to the improved livelihood of the smallholder's cotton farmers and the development of the cotton sector. The Programme objective is to empower FONPA to protect the rights and advance the interest of smallholder's cotton farmers to improve their livelihoods. Expected outcome results are,a) Strengthened capacity of FONPA to effectively represent its members and provide member services, b) Improved production, productivity and access to markets, and c) Increased influence on agricultural policy formulation by FONPA. The target group is 7 Provincial Associations, 304 local associations with a total of 11 695 members. Indirectly the target group comprises of approxemately 300 000 cotton producers in Mozambique.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

168 359.00

Start Year

2012

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Consolidate the organizational work of women in the organizations

Summary

The project aims to contribute to the recognition of women economic, social and political awareness and increase its capabilities around policy development and advocacy for the recognition of rights of women in wage labour, unwaged domestic work and paid domestic work.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

665 782.00

Start Year

2012

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Strengthening the capacity of the impoverished population as an actor of social change, empowered and committed to improving habitat and the transformation of their lives.

Summary

Contribute to strengthening the mutual help housing cooperative model nationally and regionally, to vindicate the public's right of access to decent housing. To promote a replicable model of action for the recovery of the housing function Historical Center, through an alliance of actors, processes, citizenship training, access to land management and implementation of habitat improvement projects.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

n/a

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

469 862.00

Start Year

2011

End Year

2016

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

The specific objective of this project is Enhancing Good Governance practices among the target groups , based on the principles of transparency, accountability and participation.

Summary

The project seeks to improve governance, transparency and accountability in cooperative leadership. The intervention of this project will be in conformity with the principles of good corporate governance, cooperative principles and values with an ultimate goal of developing a strong, quality cooperative leadership for furthering the socio-economic growth of the cooperative movement in Palestine.

Type of Activity

CEDP Organisation

We Effect

Lead Organisation(s)

We Effect

Partners

Budget range (€)

Budget (€)

461 992.00

Start Year

2010

End Year

2017

Country

Region

Sector

Project Objectives

Progress results will be reported by the end of this year.

Summary

The Development Objective of this project is to make a positive impact on policy level in order to achieve environmental sustainability and food security in Sri Lanka. The Project Objective has been formulated as follows: Environmentalists, civil society organizations, authorities, researchers and other interested stakeholders build a common agenda for ecological agriculture in Sri Lanka by 2013.

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