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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Asia (Southeast)

January 8, 2024

Creating a Support System for Platform Cooperatives in Thailand


In Thailand, several traditional cooperatives are offering products and services through digital platforms. While these may be considered Platform Co-ops, their primary revenue does not stem from the platform but from conventional business operations. This differs from the focus of this blog article, which refers to businesses that operate online through websites or mobile apps and are characterized by democratic decision-making and platform ownership by workers and users.

October 13, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Untold Story of Resilience


Since its inception, Sarvodaya has grown to include more than 15,000 villages and has energized these communities to build more than 5,000 preschools, community health centers, libraries, and cottage industries. It has also established thousands of village banks and more than 100,000 small businesses — all without any government support.

December 19, 2015

Using Business to Rebuild