Impact and reactions of cooperatives to COVID-19

20 Jan 2021

This extract from the World Cooperative Monitor 2020 report focuses on the COVID pandemic. The chapter discusses some of the effects the global pandemic has had on the cooperative sector, along with some of the ways in which cooperatives and policymakers have responded. The chapter highlights some concrete actions large cooperatives have taken and includes a case story about Smart (Belgium) and their actions towards helping their members, primarily from the culture and creative arts sector.