The policy documents clarify the Organization’s position on the issues dealt with, starting with definition of the International theoretical reference framework within which COOPI’s working approach was developed and upon which it is founded.

COOPI’s policies have a two-fold objective:

  • they assist the Organization in examining issues central to its own programmes and in sharing and agreeing a working approach;
  • they explain and raise awareness on the institutional position of COOPI on the various topics dealt with. These policies therefore complete COOPI values and vision, described in the Vision and Mission documents, and explore in greater depth the working methods and strategy used in the programmes created by the Organization.

Furthermore, each policy document is accompanied by a guidelines document which translates the theory of programme management into practice and helps operators to apply the literature to real-life situations and make operations sustainable and effective.