Cooperative Sector Policies

• Development of cooperative educations at various academic levels (Ministry of Education/Ministry of Science, Research & Technology)
• Promotion of cooperative success stories (Min. of Coops)
• Modification and Leniency of cooperative registration procedure (Min. of Coops)
• Facilitation of skill trainings (Technical & Vocational Training Org.)
• Facilitation of cooperative management training and internship (Min. of Coops)
• Facilitation of employment and membership of unemployed job-hunters in labor cooperatives (Min. of Coops)
• Establishment of cooperative societies and compounds as well as supporting start-ups (Min. of Coops)
• Setting up cooperative development comprehensive plan (Min. of Coops)
• Encouraging formation of all types of homogenous, complementary and cluster cooperative organizations for SMEs (Min. of Coops with the collaboration of Min. of Industries & Mines, Min. of Agricultural Jihad and Min. of Commerce)
• Cooperativization of public welfare activities such as health care, sports and recreation cooperative complexes, construction of townships, high-rise residential buildings and provision of other welfare requirements ( Min. of Coops with the collaboration of concerned executive administration)
• Development of cooperative partnership in major economic activities, particularly in economic, industry, mine and development activities (concerned executive administration)
• Setting up data bank and implementation of small and medium economic plans (Min. of Coops with the collaboration of concerned executive administration)
• Elimination of state-run services from employees consumer cooperatives and starting coop chain hypermarkets (Min. of Coops with the collaboration of concerned executive administration)
• Drawing up the bill on allocations from administered financial resources and technical, credit contributions from public budget (Min. of Coops, Management & Planning Org. and Min. of Finance & Economic Affairs)
• Drawing up the bill on allocations from banks internal resources through its integration with public budget resources ( Min. of Coops, Management & Planning Org., Min. of Finance & Economic Affairs)
• Drawing up bill on transformation of Cooperative Fund into Cooperative Sector Development Bank, increasing its capital and resources (Min. of Coops. Management & Planning Org., Min. of Finance & Economic Affairs)
• Drawing up bill on supporting establishment of major cooperative banks, insurance and credit institutes (Min. of Coops and Min. of Finance & Economic Affairs)
• Transferring management of enterprises and centers, subject of Article 44 of the Constitution, to inclusive cooperative organizations, including chief water supply networks, at least one of commercial banks and… (Min. of Coops and Min. of Finance & Economic Affairs)
• Transferring large portion of managerial shares to employees cooperatives of major economic enterprises to play an effective role in cooperative leadership (Min. of Coops and Min. of Finance & Economic Affairs)
• Transferring administration (ownership and management)of industrial townships to cooperatives consisting of industrial units (Min. of industries & Mines)
• Supporting formation of secondary and apex cooperative organizations such as national cooperative federation (Min. of Coops)
• Supporting establishment of cooperative institutions including “Cooperative Marketing Center”, “Cooperative Commodity Supply & Procurement Network”, “Cooperative Permanent National & International Exhibitions”, “Cooperative Research & Development Center” and “Cooperative Universities” (Min. of Coops with the collaboration of Min. of Commerce)
• Encouraging export promotion and quality enhancement of cooperative commodities (Min. of Coops with the collaboration of Min. of Commerce)
• Standardization of cooperative management and enhancement of quality management (Min. of Coops)
• Drawing up bill on facilitation of start-up cooperatives’ transactions with public and private sector (Min. of Coops and Min. of Finance & Economic Affairs)
• Drawing up bill on integration of cooperative organizational processes and its centralization in the Ministry of Cooperatives; establishment of Cooperative Supreme Council chaired by the President and Min. of Coops as its Secretariat (Min. of Coops and Management & Planning Org.)
• Drawing up bill on membership of Cooperative Minister in Money & Credit Council, Board of Concession & Welfare Higher Council (Min. of Coops, Management & Planning Org., Min. of Finance & Economic Affairs and Min. of Welfare & Social Security)
• Diminishing needless job assignments in the Ministry of Cooperatives and its transference to cooperative sector (Min. of Coops)
• Modification of statistical system and accounts at national level (Statistical Center of Iran and The Central Bank of Iran)
• Drawing up bill on formulation and amendment of rules and regulations required for implementation of programs (Min. of Coops)
• Granting 30% of incomes arise from concession of public sector shares to national inclusive cooperatives, aiming at poverty head cut among the three first lowest income deciles of society (Min. of Coops, Management & Planning Org. and Min. of Finance & Economic Affairs)
• Attraction of 38% of liquidity resulting from private sector savings as companies paid up capital for investment through establishment of cooperatives (Min. of Coops)
• Allocation of at least 25% of shares of enterprises to be transferred to employees cooperatives of the same enterprises and cooperatives of beneficiary and consumer groups (Min. of Coops, Management & Planning Org. and Min. of Finance & Economic Affairs)