Supraregional project: Strengthening the structures for supervision, the integrated cooperative structure and the economic capacity of cooperatives in the financial and real sector of Latin America and the Caribbean

Start Year:
End Year:
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Budget (€):
Budget range (€):
> 1.000.000
Banking, Credit, Insurance
Type of Activity:
Consulting (i.e. advocacy, organizational, ICT, etc.)
Training and Capacity Building
Technology and Knowledge Exchange
Institutional Building (i.e. advocacy, etc.)
Network Building and Strengthening
Legal Framework and Policy Reform
CEDP Organisation: Lead Organisation(s):
Visionamos (Massive Payment System owned by cooperative sector/Coopcentral)
National Cooperative Confederation (OCB) Central Bank of Brazil (BACEN) National Fund for Deposit Insurance (FGCOOP)
National Supervisory Authority of the Cooperative Sector (SEPS) Central Financial Cooperative (FINANCOOP)
Association of Rural Savings and Credit Institutions (AIRAC) Corporation of Financial Services (COSEFI)
National Institute of Cooperatives (INFOCOOP) Regional Union of North Zone Cooperatives (URCOZON)
Asociación de Supervisores Bancarios de las Américas (ASBA

Project Objectives

Through the promotion of cooperative self-help, the project contributes to the economic and social participation low income and disadvantaged  population, aiming at increase of their incomes and employment generation/stability, reduction of poverty and thus the improvement of economic and social structures in selected countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.


DGRV follows a multi-level approach: The individual cooperative (micro level) needs a consistent business orientation, adequate internal organization and well-trained managers and staff. In addition, the cooperative should be part of an integrated network (governed by subsidiarity principle) at the meso level in order for it to benefit from services provided by specialized central enterprises and associations, such as training and auditing. At the macro-level, the governments are encouraged to create adequate legal and regulatory frameworks for cooperative activities.



Financed By:

The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).



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