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Welcome to CLARITY

The main goal of the Cooperative Law and Regulation Initiative — CLARITY — is to help national cooperative movements in developing countries create a legal and regulatory environment that enables cooperative businesses to flourish.

This site provides the background, training and tools that cooperatives, cooperative development and non-governmental organizations, legal groups and other aid organizations need to address reform.

The Cooperative Law and Regulation Initiative

CLARITY was created in 2005 by the members of the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

It grew from the shared experiences and convictions of OCDC’s members that outmoded legal systems were barriers to cooperative development in many parts of the world.

CLARITY Initiatives focus on developing a cooperative-led process for cooperative legal reform, including:

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Principles for Legal Reform

Assessment, Analysis and Outreach

Applying the Principles

Cooperative Advocacy