How Did You Evaluate Us? (1997)

This document has been made available in electronic
Format by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
Dec., 1997
(Source: Co-op Dialogue, Vol.7, No.3, Sept-Dec.1997,
pp.10 & 13)

How did you evaluate us?
As promoters of dialogue on co-operative issues, linking
the ICA and readers, we appreciate the efforts made by our
valuable readers to provide us with your frank impressions
and suggestions for improvement.

Responses have shown the following factors:
-	All readers receive the publication by post.
-	80% of readers read the journal cover to cover.
-	The articles on international experience and policy
 issues are more popular.
- 	Ranking of different types of articles as valuable to
 the readers as well as their organisations are as
 1.	Case studies
 2.	International Experience
 3.	Co-operative sector-specific articles
  Development Issues
 4.	Regional information
 5.	Policy information,
  Academic papers
 6.	Management techniques,
  Co-operative human interest stories,
  Government relations,
  Publication reviews.
 7.	Economic issues,
  Co-operative theory,

- Majority of readers belong to national level organisations
 and consumer co-operative organisations.
-	Readers vary from chief executives to staff, members
 and board members as well as academics.

There were specific suggestions made by some readers in
regard to the content and presentation. Some of them are:

-	Every issue should have a co-operative success story.
- Co-op Dialogue is a valuable part of our international
 library and information centre.
- The publication meets the criteria of a standard journal
 having attractive appearance, using quality paper and
 containing fine colour production, articles and news of
 varied interests in the co-operative field.
-	We would like to receive it six times a year.
-	Co-op Dialogue is useful for a quick glance at status
 quo of Asia-Pacific co-operatives. We appreciate your
 great work.

Thank you very much for your complements and valuable
suggestions. we will make every effort to improve the
quality of the publication. Your future comments too are

One more word to our respected contributors. Whatever
complements and responses received, you own a major share
of appreciation. Readers have complemented you basically.
Let us have more of your insight on co-operative issues.
In your co-operative service,

-The editor and his team