Following World War II, NCBA became involved in the promotion of the spirit of cooperation internationally, through its CLUSA International Program. NCBA’s CLUSA International Program’s history includes work on hundred projects in more than 100 countries. Early in our history, NCBA’s CLUSA International Program focused primarily on creating and strengthening cooperative businesses overseas, but in recent decades, we have broadened our focus to work with groups and group-enterprises in many different sectors to utilize their newly found strength as a group to improve its members’ lives.
CLUSA works in the following sectors: Cooperative Development, Agriculture and Food Security, Democracy and Governance, Natural Resource Management (NRM), Community-Based Health.
CLUSA’s comparative advantage stems from the organization of effective grassroots institutions, through the expert guidance of our professional staff empowering the groups to create change, be they agricultural cooperatives, village health committees, civil society organizations, or resource management committees, to name just a few. CLUSA’s work in institutional capacity building and technical expertise provides an invaluable mechanism to achieve sustainable results, leading to long term positive change for people all over the world.