The National Cooperative Federation of Nepal (NCF) is the apex body of cooperatives of all types and levels in Nepal. NCF was founded on June 20, 1993 based on the universally accepted cooperative values and principles. It functions as a bridge between cooperatives and the government at the national and international levels and leads the cooperative movement of Nepal.
NCF is the leading advocate for the cooperative movement at the national policy level. In coordination with cooperative organizations at different levels, NCF was able to endorse the cooperative sector as the third pillar of the economic development in the Constitution of Nepal 2015. After the state restructuring, a three-level government is envisaged which consists of federal, provincial and local level governments. To adapt to the new federal structure, the Cooperative Act 2017 was promulgated and came into effect. NCF has been instrumental to provide tangible feedback regarding national cooperative policies and programs to strengthen cooperatives and to promote an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development of the country.
NCF, as an active member of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) and the Network for the Development of Agriculture Cooperatives (NEDAC), has also been playing an active role in the international cooperative movement. NCF successfully conducted the 1st and 2nd Cooperative Congress in Kathmandu with the participation of high level national and international delegates including the Chairman of ICA.
To be established as a Leading Federation for a prosperous and equitable society by achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through cooperatives.
Unite, lead and serve members of cooperatives at all levels for their betterment.
- Promote, strengthen and develop the cooperative movement in Nepal based on the cooperative principles and the people’s needs and promote their initiative and participation.
- Assist cooperatives and unions to strengthen their management capacity and develop their leadership.
- Provide leadership to the cooperative movement and represent the Nepalese cooperative movement at national and international forums.
- Provide and support programmes and business promotion of cooperatives and their unions to improve the socio-economic condition of the people.