Cooperative-driven development in Ethiopia (case study)

Nuru has developed an adaptive and locally-led cooperative development approach that has a lifetime of five to seven years, after which, as the cooperatives become increasingly self-reliant, Nuru exits the communities. Nuru’s model and approach is examined in this case study by reviewing BDS activities implemented from 2016 to 2022. As of 2022, Nuru supported 30 PCs, and one cooperative union, Hidota Union. The 30 PCs are members of two cooperative unions: Hidota Union in Gamo zone and Esipe Dicha Union in Gofa zone.