World Cooperative Monitor 2022

December 1, 2022
By International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) and the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse)

The World Cooperative Monitor is a project designed to collect robust economic, organizational, and social data about cooperatives worldwide. It is the only report of its kind collecting annual quantitative data on the global cooperative movement. The publication reports on the world’s largest cooperatives and mutuals, or groups of coop­eratives and mutuals, including rankings of the Top 300 and sectoral analysis. This year’s report marks the second decade of the project and contains a focus feature on digitalization and large cooperatives. A special focus chapter based on surveys and research on national initiatives will explore, among other related topics, how participation and membership engagement has changed with the increased use of digital tools. This research compliments the past chapters on Covid-19 and the SDGs, aiming to bring attention to the social dimensions of cooperation.

Produced by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) with the scientific and technical support of the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises – (Euricse) this project continues to produce a database of robust data for the cooperative movement – data that shows not only the economic importance of this business model, but also the particular impact cooperatives and mutuals around the world have on their members and communities. The research and collaborations have provided the cooperative movement with a significant tool to evaluate its own positioning and have highlighted the importance of cooperation in the world to the public and to policy-makers. The publication reports on the world’s largest cooperatives and mutuals, or groups of cooperatives and mutuals, including rankings of the Top 300 and sectoral analysis. Each year, the World Cooperative Monitor builds upon the research and data collection of the previous years, continually refining and improving the methodology and data collection strategies.

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