What is the World Co-operative Monitor

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The main goal of the World Co-operative Monitor project, published annually since 2011 by the International Co-operative Alliance and Euricse, is to develop a multi-dimensional database reporting on the socio-economic value and impact of co-operatives both within a global scenario and in their regional and national contexts. The World Co-operative Monitor is the successor to the former Global 300 project. 

An ongoing goal of the project is to continuously expand and enrich the database, with the aim of increasing the number of businesses being monitored and their geographic and sectorial distribution, and the gradual integration of new categories of data, more oriented towards an understanding of the social impact of the businesses being monitored.

In 2016, Euricse developed an additional component of the report investigating the sources and structures of co-operative capital for the top 300 cooperatives from the World Co-operative Monitor. This research, a continuation of the work commissioned by the Alliance’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Co-operative Capital and conducted by the Filene Research Institute has now become an integrated feature of the World Co-operative Monitor with the goal of increasing the scope of research in the future.

The World Co-operative Monitor database contains data collected through an online questionnaire addressed directly to co-operative and mutual organizations. That data is also integrated with existing databases and other data collected by national associations, research institutes, sectorial organizations and others.


To submit your co-operative’s data, please fill in the short questionnaire available at this link.