Consortium of Self Help Group Approach Promoters (CoSAP) is an umbrella of SHG promoting organizations. Members, who adopt the SHG approach as a key tool for the empowerment of women, utilize this platform as a unifying mechanism for the implementation of the approach. This objective is realized through the provision of capacity building training to member organization and representing them in any policy level discussion that paves the ground for the proliferation of the approach.
The New School has partnered with CoSAP Ethiopia for years by participating in the international field program (IFP), where students spend the summer in Ethiopia working on projects involved in poverty and development, gendered development, and environment and climate change. Many assignments focus on developing tools for monitoring and evaluation, such as data collection, data analysis and reporting.