Project Story of the Month

Introduction of Cooperative Audit in Vietnamese Regulations

The inclusion of relevant provisions for external and internal audits in the amendment to the Cooperative Law in June 2023 marks a milestone achievement and is the culmination of strategic collaboration between the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) in Vietnam and DGRV, introducing a new phase of transparency and accountability within cooperatives.


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New Guidelines as a tool for a strong agricultural cooperative sector in Tunisia

A Workshop for the presentation of the agricultural service cooperatives guidelines was held in Tunis on 1 march. The ceremonial presentation marked the successful conclusion of a joint activity with the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries (MARHP) towards the strengthening of the Tunisian agricultural cooperative sector.


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A global exchange on youth and cooperatives

In March, representatives of partners and stakeholders as well as DGRV employees from all three continents came together in Bonn for a global exchange workshop on the topic of youth and cooperatives as part of the DGRV’s global project “Strengthening young people’s participation in the economy and society through access to cooperatives”.


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Towards a more sustainable economy in Latin America

The event “Regulation of Sustainable Finance”, held on February 1 and 2, 2024 in Mexico City, brought together representatives of regulatory entities and integration bodies of the cooperative sector, becoming a crucial space for discussion, inspiration and exchange of ideas on the regulation of the cooperative financial sector in Latin America.


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Collaborating for Cooperative Stability and Safety

A new partnership between DGRV and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) in the Philippines is enhancing regulatory oversight and stability within the cooperative sector.


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Empowering Sustainable Finance in Honduras

In latter 2023 a big sustainability event under the title “Transition to a Sustainable Economy” was held in Honduras, uniting more than 60 financial cooperatives. It marked a significant milestone for the sector’s collective pursuit of economic development that respects and preserves the planet’s resources.


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Transforming Turkish Agriculture: Successful Cooperation Between Associations in the Cooperative Sector

The TAKBİ project of the Turkish and German association cooperation, revitalized Turkish agricultural cooperatives by surmounting challenges, elevating organizational structures, improving service quality, and fostering member satisfaction.


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Cooperative Principles Transcend Borders: Financial Experts from Africa Visit Germany

Financial experts from Benin, Cameroon, and Uganda embarked on a journey to Germany to explore the essence of cooperative principles, forging a vision for a resilient banking sector that transcends borders and fosters economic and social progress in African communities.


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Ubuntu Meets Raiffeisen

In an extraordinary gathering, female traditional leaders from Southern Africa converged to harmonize the concepts of Ubuntu and cooperative principles, setting a visionary path for community development.


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Cooperative Seminar with Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development in Phnom Penh

Empowering Cambodia’s agricultural cooperatives through dynamic seminars: DGRV and AERD/RUA collaborate to drive cooperative leadership, professionalism, and sustainable growth.


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Empowering Energy Cooperatives for a Sustainable Energy Transition in Chile

In June, eight Chilean organizations participated in an Exposure Visit to learn from the experience of Energy Cooperatives in Germany


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Unleashing the Potential: Building a Strong Youth Cooperative Movement in Mozambique

Empowering Mozambican youth through cooperative entrepreneurship to tackle unemployment and promote economic growth.


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Cooperative Climate Smart Villages as driver for climate-smart agriculture in India

A promising approach that reduces the impacts of climate change while promoting sustainable agriculture in India is the concept of Climate Smart Villages (CSV). CSVs are transformation processes that introduce sustainable agricultural practices to mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure sustainable food security.


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News

How Smallholders Became Commodity Suppliers in Mozambique

As part of the BMZ’s special initiative ONE World -No Hunger (SEWOH), DGRV has been supporting the development of the cooperative “4th of October” in the province of Inharrime in rural Mozambique since 2015.


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Rural Development in Colombia due to Regional Marketing

Colombia’s population is still suffering from the consequences of armed conflicts. More than 8 million people have already been displaced from their homes, small farmers from rural regions are affected in particular.


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The Kipkelion Youth Council Kenya– Fairtrade & DGRV in Youth Empowerment

TransFair and DGRV together for Coffee Farming.
Whereas DGRV’s approach in Kenya focusses on capacity development in co-operative management, Fairtrade Kenya assists to produce and trade their products the “fair way”.


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DGRV – the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation is the national apex organization and top-level auditing confederation of the cooperative sector in Germany. Since more than 40 years, DGRV is engaged in international development cooperation.



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Cooperatives enable the economic development and social participation of broad sections of the population. With our development projects we support cooperatives in many countries of the world.



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DGRV regularly provides information on its work and activities through its monthly “Project Stories”. Along with project related publications, it also publishes documents focusing on relevant cooperative topic areas. The following publications are listed according to categories.  



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DGRV is active in various international networks and cooperations as well as a member of several cooperative organisations in order to promote the cooperative idea worldwide.



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