Publications of Cooperative Facility for Africa

  1. Working Paper No. 8 - Cooperatives and development: a case of citizen economic empowerment in Botswana

    01 February 2010

    The cooperative movement in Botswana has been expected to serve a broad set of socio-economic and political objectives. The government perceives cooperatives as a means for empowering its people to own businesses and in the process acquire entrepreneurial skills that can enable them to participate in social and economic development. In Botswana, cooperatives were established by the government immediately after independence and operated within the interests of the Government, as outlined in the Cooperative Societies Law.

  2. How women fare in East African cooperatives: the case of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

    01 January 2010

  3. Working Paper No. 19 - The cooperative model for the delivery of home based care services for people living with HIV

    01 January 2010

    Home-based care (HBC) is an innovative approach to providing a comprehensive continuum of prevention, care, treatment and support services to meet the needs of people living with HIV in settings that have resource limitations. HBC calls for partnership among family members, health care workers, health facilities, local communities, community-based organizations (CBOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and people living with HIV (PLHIV).

  4. Working Paper No. 12 - The hope for rural transformation : A rejuvenating cooperative movement in Rwanda

    01 January 2010

  5. Working Paper No. 6 - Fair trade - fair futures : the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union scholarship programme for orphan and vulnerable children

    01 September 2009

    CoopAFRICA Working Paper No. 6 - with ILO/AIDS, Series on HIV/AIDS impact mitigation in the world of work – responses from the social economy

  6. Working Paper No. 5 - Social economy approaches to mainstreaming HIV/AIDS : the case of the Kasojetua youth group

    01 September 2009

    CoopAFRICA Working Paper No. 5 - with ILO/AIDS, Series on HIV/AIDS impact mitigation in the world of work – responses from the social economy

  7. Working Paper No. 3 - African cooperatives and the financial crisis

    01 September 2009

    Considers how institutions from the social economy, particularly cooperatives and cooperative financial institutions throughout the world and in Sub-Saharan Africa, are managing the current crisis and how they may be contributing to impact mitigation.