Cooperative Development Authority

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Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) is a government agency created by virtue of Republic Act No. 6939 in compliance with the provisions of Section 15, Article XII of the Philippine Constitution of 1987 which mandates Congress to create an agency to promote the viability and growth of cooperatives as instruments for equity, social justice and economic development. RA 6939 was signed into law on March 10, 1990.

The CDA is governed by a Board of Administrators consisting of a Chairman and six members appointed by the President and are chosen from among the nominees of the cooperative sector with two representatives each from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. They serve for a term of six years without reappointment.

The Cooperative Development Authority is governed by a Board of Administrators consisting of a Chairman and six members appointed by the President and are chosen from among the nominees of the cooperative sector with two representatives each from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. They serve for a term of six years without reappointment.

Lecira V. Juarez is the Chairperson and Board of Administrator of the Cooperative Development Authority.

Mission of this agency is to be a proactive and responsive lead agency in advancing and sustaining the growth of the cooperative sector by pursuing a holistic development approach, establishing support systems and structures, and building strong linkages with stakeholders, thereby optimizing benefits to cooperatives in particular and to society in general. And their vision is a strong and visible cooperative sector that is able to create and equitably distribute wealth, expand socio-economic opportunities, and help bring about conditions to overcome poverty and strengthen the middle class in the Philippines.


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