Supraregional project: Strengthening the structures for supervision, the integrated cooperative structure and the economic capacity of cooperatives in the financial and real sector of Latin America and the Caribbean

Start Year:
End Year:
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Budget (€):
Budget range (€):
> 1.000.000
Banking, Credit, Insurance
Type of Activity:
Consulting (i.e. advocacy, organizational, ICT, etc.)
Training and Capacity Building
Technology and Knowledge Exchange
Institutional Building (i.e. advocacy, etc.)
Network Building and Strengthening
Legal Framework and Policy Reform
CEDP Organisation: Lead Organisation(s):
Cooperative Confederation (CONFECOOP)
Cooperative Confederation (CONFECOOP Antioquia)
supervisory authority of the solidarity sector (ses)
Visionamos (institute for payment transactions owned by the cooperative sector)
national cooperative federation (ocb)
Central Bank (BACEN)
national auditing federation (cnac)
national cooperative federation sicoob
regional cooperative federations
regional cooperative federation ocergs
Cooperative educational institution SESCOOP/RS

Project Objectives

Through the promotion of cooperative self-help, the project contributes to the economic and social participation of broad levels of the population, the increase of income, the reduction of poverty and thus the improvement of economic and social structures in selected countries of LATAM and the Caribbean.


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. Fields of activity in Colombia are: - Institution Building - Economic cycles - Payment systems - Risk Management - Microfinance - International Regulation and Standards.

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



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