• Organization TypeAssociation
  • Staff251-500
  • HeadquartersBelgium
  • Founded1895

International Co-operative Alliance

The International Co-operative Alliance is a non-profit international association established in 1895 to advance the co-operative social enterprise model. The Alliance is the apex organisation for co-operatives worldwide, representing 284 co-operative federations and organisations across 95 countries (figures of January 2015). The members of the Alliance are national level co-operative federations, individual co-operative organisations and government offices concerned with co-operatives.   The International Co-operative Alliance works with global and regional governments and organisations to create the legislative environments that allow co-operatives to form and grow. Visit the Global Influence section to learn more about the Alliance global advocacy.   Towards the public, the Alliance promotes the importance of co-operatives’ values-based business model. The Alliance has made available its global strategy for co-operatives to become the fastest growing form of enterprise by 2020, in the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade.    Yearly, the Alliance publishes the World Co-operative Monitor, the index of the world's largest co-operative and mutual enterprises. The Monitor demonstrates the economic impact of co-operative enterprises worldwide. The third edition of the World Co-operative Monitor has revealed a global turnover of 2.2 trillion USD for the world’s top 300 co-operatives. Co-operatives generate partial or full-time employment for at least 250 million individuals worldwide, either in or within the scope of co-operatives, making up almost 12% of the entire employed population of the G20 countries. Alliance regional offices  Operating from a global office in Brussels, Belgium, the Alliance is organised with four Regional Offices: -Europe -Africa  -Americas -Asia-Pacific Alliance sectoral organisations The Alliance further has eight Sectoral Organisations: -Banking -Agriculture -Fisheries -Insurance -Health -Housing -Consumer Co-operatives -Worker Co-operatives Vision: The Alliance aims to be prized as the organisation of reference which provides an effective and efficient global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about co-operatives. Mission: The International Co-operative Alliance unites co-operatives worldwide and is the custodian of the co-operative values and principles and makes the case for their distinctive values-based economic business model which also provides individuals and communities with an instrument of self-help and influence over their development. The Alliance advocates the interests and success of co-operatives, disseminates best practices and know-how, strengthens their capacity building and monitors their performance and progress over time.  
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Job openings over the past year

5Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Junior Media Officer
  • Communications Officer

Staff at International Co-operative Alliance have experience in


  • development
  • market research
  • economic policy
  • project support
  • finance


  • goal global
  • ec


  • canada
  • india
  • tanzania
  • uganda
  • el salvador


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices

  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Brussels
  • Avenue Milcamps 105