The purpose of the Cooperative assessment is to describe the current situation (finance, governance, reputation) and to look towards the future and a solid business case.
In the end, both parties need to be willing to invest in a collaboration; the Cooperative assessment is an in-depth analysis of the current and future business case of the organisation in terms of the value chain, service delivery to members, marketing and risks.
The objectives are the following:
- Assess the financial performance and the financial sustainability and conduct a financial health check on the status of the financial management.
- Conduct an appraisal of the current performance of the organisation in terms of governance, with a governance health check, human resource management and management information.
- Review the reputation of the cooperative by talking with members and stakeholders of the cooperative.
- Give recommendations to the cooperative on how to improve on the above-mentioned topics.