|Coop Name: U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC)||N° of Employees: 1|
|City: Washington, DC||N° of Members: 9|
|Country: United States||Year of formation: 1982|
OCDC brings together organizations committed to building a more prosperous world through cooperatives. Its mission is to champion, advocate and promote effective international cooperative development. OCDCs members are: ACDI/VOCA, CHF International, Communications Cooperative International, Cooperative Resources International, HealthPartners, Land O'Lakes International Development, National Cooperative Business Association, National Rural Electric Association and the World Council of Credit Unions.
The Cooperative Law and Regulation Initiative (CLARITY) was established in 2005 by members of the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The chief goal of CLARITY is to provide support to cooperative movements in developing economies as they analyse and change their legal and regulatory environments. The resources provided by CLARITY are supported by engagement with local cooperative leaders, assisting cooperative movements to study and improve their regulatory situations through better engagement with policy makers. Learn more at: www.clarity.coop