Deutscher Genossenschafts und Raiffeisenverband e.V.
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Deutscher Genossenschafts und Raiffeisenverband e.V.
Founding year: 
Total number of staff: 
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 50 and 70%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mr. Fedor Boehmert
Adenauerallee 121
+49 (228) 886 1332
0049 228 8861 376
Organisation summary

DGRV is the apex auditing organization in accordance to the German Cooperative Societies Act (CSA) and confederation of cooperatives in Germany.

The International Relations Department follows the following strategy:

Long-term goal of development activities:

Participation of broad groups of population in the economic and social development – for the improvement of economic and social conditions of particularly poor people – through structural changes

Goal: Promotion and set-up of sustainable, self-supporting and business-oriented SHOs, coop. organisations and their federations


  • Consultancy when working out a legal framework (i.a. supervision, auditing)
  • Consultancy / support when setting-up coop. networks 

Direct target groups:

  • Members / potential members and customers of cooperatives and coop. SHOs, SME
  • Cooperatives and coop. central institutions including coop. federations and / or specialized (apex) institutions

Indirect target groups:

  • Policy makers, Ministries, central banks, banking supervisory authorities


Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Guarantees
  • Subsidies / donations in money
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. research / information dissemination)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. policy advice / development / lobby)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. networking/ donor / coordination)
Countries of intervention: 
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Prudential regulation, Supervision, Client protection, Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs), Non-prudential regulation, Audit; Link between real sector and financial sector
  • Intermediate level: Community-based finance solutions, Rural finance, Value chain development, Business development services, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance, Urban finance
  • Micro level: Financial product development and innovation, Delivery models (group, indiv.), Ratings and external audits, MFI operations (e.g. general management, governance, finance and accounting, staff training, recuiting), Strategic planning, Marketing, Graduation of MFIs, Risk management, Management information systems
  • Other themes: Impact and performances studies, Sector mapping
Main competences: 

Cooperatives in the financial sector (and agriculture, service, trading, energy), cooperative networks, management tools (e.g. MIS, risk management, early warning systems), auditing systems, expertise on supervision and regulation.

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