Applying CLARITY Principles: Understanding, analyzing and evaluating cooperative law

Two prominent Nicaraguan cooperative organizations participated in a workshop hosted by members of the CLARITY Initiative. The goal of the workshop was to provide Nicaragua's cooperative movement with a set of tools to analyze their country's cooperative law and regulations and to start the process of identifying recommendations and necessary changes in current cooperative legislation.

Participants used the CLARITY Scorecard introduced in Creating Clarity. It's a tool for examining the degree to which a country's cooperative law adheres to the CLARITY Principles in order to determine if the law enables or hinders cooperative development.

The lessons and tools presented in this report demonstrate the utility of the CLARITY approach and how other national groups of cooperatives can use it to better understand and analyze the existing situation to help create an enabling legal environment for cooperative development.

Applying the CLARITY Principles to Nicaraguan Cooperative Law

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