Latin America

Costa Rica


The project work in Costa Rica mainly focuses on two key areas: DGRV supports its partner INFOCOOP, the public cooperative institute, in fostering its supervisory function by the use of a software for financial indicators, an internal control system and an external audit of cooperatives in all sectors. INFOCOOP is also advised by DGRV on the topic of social balance in various sectors of the cooperative system.

About the project


With the regional association UROZON, DGRV is working on the topic of networks. Various networks of a sectoral or cross-sectoral nature strive for the efficiency, growth and stability of cooperatives and, ultimately, for an improved income and employment situation of their members. In many cases they are the smallest producers in disadvantaged rural areas.

Social Development Goals


Office


Oficentro La Virgen
Torre 8, piso 4, Oficina 404
Pavas, San José

F. +506 22155331
costarica@dgrv.coop

Partner


INFOCOOP

The cooperative institute INFOCOOP is a governmental entity with the task of promoting (including financing), training, advising and supervising cooperatives in all sectors. It uses tools and methodologies of the DGRV to pursue these goals.

http://www.infocoop.go.cr/

URCOZON

URCOZON is a cooperative regional association in northern Costa Rica. It unites cooperatives of all sectors and size classes and supports them with advice, training and lobbying. The association is a partner of the DGRV in the project “Redes” (Networks), which promotes inter-cooperation among cooperatives and seeks to achieve synergies and economies of scale between them.

http://www.urcozon.com/

Employees


Project Director

Matthias Arzbach

Principal contact

Jeni Soto

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