Cooperatives are key to building inclusive economic opportunity
NCBA CLUSA applies cooperative principles and promotes cooperative business development to build wealth, economic power, and resilient communities in low- and middle-income countries. We are dedicated to developing strong, inclusive cooperatives that support equal participation, leadership, and agency among all women, men and youth.
Cooperative businesses can address local issues, such as market failures, and drive economic development. We have deep experience starting cooperatives from the grassroots level; supporting growing cooperatives to improve their governance structures and engage members; and forming innovative cooperative structures, such as joint ventures and apex organizations, to successfully access global markets.
We clear pathways for sustained cooperative development: we work with national governments and local organizations to realize positive regulatory environments that help cooperatives grow. Governments and firms around the world have looked to us to help create strong businesses in emerging markets for over 65 years.