Since 2013, ICCo has been increasingly working with state and national-level government bodies. ICCo works with governments to develop entrepreneurial models as a co-implementer of programs, especially on programs with multiple stakeholders.
One such example is the cooperation between ICCo and the Jharkhand Society on Livelihoods Development (JSLPS) for the government’s Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP), a livelihoods empowerment program for rural women in Jharkhand. As a co-implementer, ICCo provides key inputs into the program design and in the implementation of value chain interventions. Our approach is aimed at Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) and it adopts the DCED (Donor Committee for Enterprise Development) emphasis on reducing poverty by employing the most effective practices in the creation of economic opportunities and jobs.
In Assam and Odisha, ICCo is now playing a leading role in designing and developing programs with multiple stakeholders for scaling up innovative projects through convergence of resources and technical expertise.
ICCo’s strengths lie in taking programs to scale, in measuring results, deploying financial instruments, and in fostering innovative cooperation between government, civil society and the private sector.