Our activities in Chile are part of the CoopSur Project.

The long-term impact of the DGRV CoopSur project is to improve the economic and social participation of large population groups, especially micro and small entrepreneurs, craftsmen and farmers with limited or no access to markets, who may be current or potential partners of existing cooperatives.

About the project

In Chile, DGRV collaborates at national level with DAES “División de Asociatividad y Economía Social”, to strengthen the supervision of the cooperative sector.

As part of a global BMZ project, DGRV collaborates with the Cooperatives Association of Chile, the Ministry of Energy and the IEP (Instituto de Ecología Política) to promote decentralized energy production cooperatives. The project develops a manual for the establishment of cooperatives for decentralized energy production under Law 21.118 in Chile.

The CoopSur project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) and is currently running until the end of 2021.

Sustainable Development Goals

Our project in Chile contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals, especially:



DAES is part of the Ministry of Economy and is responsible for the promotion, control and supervision of the social economy and hence also the cooperative sector. DAES participates in the network of supervisors of the CoopSur project, this network is a platform for exchange between supervisory bodies in order to promote best practices in regulation and supervision of credit unions.

Cooperativas de Chile

The National Association of Cooperatives of Chile, also known as Cooperatives of Chile, is a third degree integration entity of the Chilean cooperative sector. It has been constituted in June 2018, after a process of convergence of purposes and strategies on the part of its six second degree founding organizations of a sectoral and multisectoral nature. They are active in the fields of agri-food, savings and credit, rural electrification, housing and services, leaving the doors open for the incorporation of new cooperative organizations.

DGRV is collaborating with cooperatives in Chile in the preparation of a manual for the constitution of decentralised energy generation cooperatives.


The International Center for Social and Cooperative Economy is an academic center of the Faculty of Administration and Economics of the University of Santiago de Chile, whose main objective is to study, promote, disseminate and train in the fields of social and solidarity economy, cooperatives, social entrepreneurship and third sector.

In collaboration with the DGRV, CIESCOOP implements the methodology of social cooperative balance in transversal courses and in its diploma programs. It also transfers its methodology of social cooperative balance to CIESCOOP’s technical assistance sector.


The activities of the project in Chile are supervised by the DGRV office in Paraguay:

Dr. Cirilo Cáceres Zorrilla N° 1050
entre San Juan XXIII y Narciso Colmán
Asunción, Paraguay

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