Sharing the benefits - International development through cooperatives

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

This Paper, jointly written by the Cooperatives Europe Development Platform, analyses the key role played by cooperatives in international development for over 100 years, contributing to the development of an estimated 3 billion people worldwide through their people-centered business model. 

Working together through local, national, regional, and international structures, cooperatives build a global network across sectors ranging from small-scale to multi-national businesses. With cooperation among cooperatives and rich resources - finance, technical assistance, and human capacity -  cooperatives constitute a major actor in economic, social, and human development around the world.



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