In Iran, co-operatives contribute 8% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
and there are over 175,000 co-operative societies with 45 million members
also the co-operative movement provides 1.5 million jobs.
What is the ICH?
Founded in 2008, the Iranian Co-operators House is an independent, non-governmental organisation which unites and serves co-operatives. It is the 1st non-governmental organisations in Iran. Our members come from many sectors of the economy, including finance, rural and agricultural, agri-food and supply, wholesale and retail, housing, health, and the service sector. ICH provides leadership to promote, develop, and unite co-operatives for the benefit of people in Iran and around the world.
What does ICH do?
ICH raises awareness about co-operatives.
ICH provides its members with key information, best practice and contacts.
ICH supports its members and the co-op sector through the provision of services in areas - development and government affairs & public policy,
ICH collect, identify, and disseminate sector news, innovations, initiatives, and information to members through a variety of mediums, including a electronic news service, newsletters, web site, and national congress,
Guiding and contributing with the Cooperatives in administrative, organizational, technical management and other service affairs