"Cooperative Life Cycle Framework" - a research and training tool developed by Prof. Michael L. Cook at the University of Missouri to diagnose the problems faced by agricultural cooperatives as they grow and evolve over time, and help their managers/leaders envision and enforce adequate solutions. Read here how EDC adapted this framework to the African context.

"Questionnaire for Cooperative Leaders" - a survey tool developed by CIAT (CGIAR) to rapidly assess the structure, conduct and performance of rural cooperatives in Africa, through:

1. An aptitude test for cooperative leaders

2. A structured questionnaire for measuring the health of cooperatives

"Inter-Cooperative Business Planning" - a training tool based on the Business Model Canvas, as proposed by CIAT (CGIAR), to guide focus group discussions in designing business plans for the establishment or consolidation of value-chain specific unions (or apex organizations) of primary (or grass-root) cooperatives.