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- Belgium: Chapter 2 in Global Civil Society, Volume 1 (English, 1999)
Chapter 2 of Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, Volume 1. Resulting from the second stage of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, this chapter analyses the scope, size, composition, and financing of the civil society sector in Belgium. Data is circa 1995.
- Belgium: Chapter 2 in Global Civil Society, Volume 1 (Español, 1999)
Capítulo 2 de la La Sociedad Civil Global: Las dimensiones del sector no lucrativo, Volumen 1. Como resultado de la segunda etapa de la Johns Hopkins Proyecto Comparativo del Sector sin Fines de Lucro, en este capítulo se analiza el alcance, tamaño, composición, y la financiación del sector de la sociedad civil en Bélgica. Los datos son alrededor de 1995.
- Belgium: Nonprofit Institutions Satellite Account, 2000-2001 (French, 2005)
Produced by the Centre for Social Economy at the University of Liege and the Hoger Instituut voor de Arbeid de la KU Leuven, this first NPI satellite account aims to capture at the voluntary sector as a whole and to address major socio-economic issues beyond the boundaries of the sector's primary areas of business. Data covers the years 2000-2001. This report is available in French.
- Belgium: Nonprofit Institutions Satellite Account, 2000-2004 (French, 2008)
Produced by the Centre for Social Economy at the University of Liege and the Hoger Instituut voor de Arbeid de la KU Leuven, this second NPI satellite account presents data covering the period of 2000-2004. These data show that the nonprofit sector in Belgium employs nearly 1 in 10 workers, representing a contribution of 5% to GDP, or nearly 22 billion euros. This report also includes a "barometer" resulting from interviews with 500 leaders of associations, and aims to study the associations both quantitatively and qualitatively, with an eye toward the view of actors themselves regarding the developments that characterize the area and the challenges they face. This report is available in French.
- Belgium: Nonprofit Institutions Satellite Account, 2000-2008 (French, 2010)
In this publication, the National Accounts Institute (NAI) provides data on the Satellite Account of Nonprofit Institutions (NPIs) from Belgium for the years 2000 to 2008. This report confirms that since 2000, the role of NPIs in the total economy, both in terms of gross value added or employment has been increasing. In 2008, Belgian NPIs generated a gross value added of 17.6 billion euros, up 7.6% against the previous year, and contributed 5.1% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and employing 11.5% of domestic employment. This report is available in French.
- Belgium: UN Handbook test report (2001)
From November 2000 to July 2001, a draft version of the UN Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts was tested in 11 countries, which varied in their level of development. This document captures the Belgian experience during this test implementation.
- Belgium: Workforce, expenditures, and revenue data (1995)
Adapted from Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, and Associates, Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, Volume Two (Bloomfied, CT: Kumarian Press, 2004). Data circa 1995.
- Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project Methodology
The Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project sought to develop a common base of data about a similar set of “nonprofit” or “voluntary” institutions in a disparate set of countries. This required that we resolve five critical methodological and conceptual challenges including selection of a set of differing countries for testing theories; clearly defining what was meant by “nonprofit” or “voluntary” organizations; development of a classification scheme; identification the most meaningful aspects of these organizations to focus on for data-gathering purposes; and devising a way to collect reliable data on these aspects in a cost-efficient fashion. This document describes how the Center went about these tasks and provides more detail on the actual sources of data used in various countries.
- Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, Volume 1 (1999)
ISBN 1-886333-42-4 | Lester M. Salamon, Helmut K. Anheier, Regina List, Stefan Toepler, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, and Associates.
Resulting from the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, this volume presents a comprehensive country-by-country analysis of the scope, size, composition, and financing of the civil society sector in 22 countries around the world. The full text is available for download here; also available for purchase at Amazon.
- The State of Global Civil Society and Volunteering: Latest findings from the implementation of the UN Nonprofit Handbook (2013)
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #49 | Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, Megan Haddock, and Helen S. Tice.
The latest findings resulting from the implementation of the UN Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts. This report includes data on nonprofit employment, volunteering, fields of activity, contribution to GDP, expenditures, and revenues in 16 countries around the world.