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International Publications (338) « Downloads

Sub-Categories: Comparative Nonprofit Sector Publications (168) | Philanthropy Fellows Publications (19) | PtP Publications (14) | TSI Publications (7) | UN Handbook Publications (87) | Volunteer Measurement Publications (24)

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  • New Zealand: The New Zealand Nonprofit Sector in Comparative Perspective (2008)
    Produced by Office of the Community and Voluntary Sector, this report by Jackie Sanders, Mike O’Brien, Margaret Tennant, S. Wojciech Sokolowski and Lester M. Salamon, summarizes the findings of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project work in New Zealand. The findings show that the nonprofit and voluntary sector expenditures as of March 2004 were NZ$9.8 billion when the value of volunteer work was taken into account. In addition, the nonprofit sector employed 9.6 percent of the economically active population when volunteers were taken into account. This makes New Zealand's nonprofit sector the 7th larges amongst those studied as part of the CNP. Data is circa 2004.

  • Nonprofit Institutions and the 1993 System of National Accounts (1998)
    Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #25 | Lester M. Salamon and Helmut K. Anheier. Describes the framework of the United Nations System of National Accounts and its relationship with nonprofit institutions. Furthermore, it delineates the domain and scope of nonprofit institutions and their function within the context of the Comparative Nonprofit Sector project. It also assesses the impact of the allocation of rules on nonprofit institutions.

  • Nonprofit Law: Ten Issues in Search of Resolution (1996)
    Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #20 | Lester M. Salamon and Susan L. Q. Flaherty. Introduces ten fundamental issues providing a useful framework for assessing the laws and regulations governing the nonprofit sector internationally.

  • Norway: Nonprofit Institutions Satellite Account, 2007 (2010)
    Produced by Statistics Norway this nonprofit institutions satellite account examines data from 2007. As shown, nonprofit organizations contributed NOK 35 billion in 2007, which represented 1.5 percent of Norway's GDP and employed 69,951 full time equivalent workers. This download contains 4 tables; the full report is is no longer available online.

  • Norway: Nonprofit Institutions Satellite Account, 2009 (2011)
    Produced by Statistics Norway this second nonprofit institutions satellite account examines data from 2009. Including the value of volunteer work, the gross value added of nonprofit institutions was found to constitute NOK 92 billion in 2008. This is an increase of 6.5 percent compared to the previous year. 71,500 employees and 114,600 unpaid full-time equivalent persons contributed to this value added. This download contains 2 tables; the full report, including comparative data back to 2006, is available at Statistics Norway in Norwegian and English.

  • Norway: Nonprofit Institutions Satellite Account, 2010 (2012)
    Produced by Statistics Norway this third nonprofit institutions satellite account examines data from 2010. Including the value of volunteer work, the gross value added of nonprofit institutions was estimated to be NOK 101 billion in 2010. Voluntary (unpaid) work constitutes 60 per cent of total value added in the sector. Value added calculated without unpaid work was NOK 42 billion in 2010 which is about NOK 1.2 billion more than the year before. 80,105 paid employees and 115,149 unpaid full-time equivalent persons contributed to this value added. This download contains 2 tables; the full report, including data comparing results back to 2006, is available at Statistics Norway in Norwegian and English.

  • Norway: Nonprofit Institutions Satellite Account, 2012 (2014)
    Produced by Statistics Norway this nonprofit institutions satellite account examines data from 2012. Non-profit institutions are estimated to have contributed NOK 47.7 million to the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012; an increase of NOK 5 million from 2010. There were just over 83,200 paid FTEs in the sector as a whole, constituting around 3.5% of FTEs in Norway overall. For previous years, this satellite account has included an estimate of the value added in non-profit institutions where the value of the volunteer (unpaid) work has been taken into account. However, subject to a new study on the amount of volunteer work this estimate has not been calculated for 2011 and 2012. In addition, this is the first time the Norwegian nonprofit institutions satellite account has included data on the funding sources of nonprofit activities, showing that approximately 43% of the organizations’ operating income came from the public sector. This download contains a comparative table going back to 2010; the full report is available at Statistics Norway in Norwegian and English.

  • Norway: Nonprofit Institutions Satellite Account, 2018 (2014-2016)
    Produced by Statistics Norway this nonprofit institutions satellite account examines data from 2014-2016. Nonprofit institutions are estimated to have contributed NOK 57.1 million to the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016—an increase of NOK 3.4 million from 2014. There were just over 95,200 paid FTEs in the sector as a whole, constituting around 3.9% of FTEs in Norway overall. Approximately 43.4% of the organizations’ operating income came from the government sector. This download contains a comparative table going back to 2014; the full data tables are available at Statistics Norway.

  • Outsourcing-Lessons from Abroad (Chinese, 2009)
    Leon E. Irish, Lester M. Salamon, and Karla W. Simon This study aims to provide the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MoCA) of the People’s Republic of China an overview of international experience with the use of direct and indirect, consumer and producer side instruments for engaging civil society organizations in the delivery of government-financed social and human services. The discussion in the report falls into three major parts. Part I offers an overview of the scale of the civil society sector globally and of the extent and patterns of government support for it. Against this backdrop, Part II then examines in more detail the experience of particular countries with government-nonprofit cooperation with respect to outsourcing social services. Finally, based on these experiences, the final part offers some suggestions for the Government of China as it seeks to fashion a workable relationship with the emerging Chinese CSO sector. This is the Chinese language version; also available in English.

  • Outsourcing-Lessons from Abroad (English, 2009)
    Leon E. Irish, Lester M. Salamon, and Karla W. Simon This study aims to provide the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MoCA) of the People’s Republic of China an overview of international experience with the use of direct and indirect, consumer and producer side instruments for engaging civil society organizations in the delivery of government-financed social and human services. The discussion in the report falls into three major parts. Part I offers an overview of the scale of the civil society sector globally and of the extent and patterns of government support for it. Against this backdrop, Part II then examines in more detail the experience of particular countries with government-nonprofit cooperation with respect to outsourcing social services. Finally, based on these experiences, the final part offers some suggestions for the Government of China as it seeks to fashion a workable relationship with the emerging Chinese CSO sector. Also available in Chinese.

  • Pakistan: Defining the Nonprofit Sector (2003)
    Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #42 | Aisha Ghaus-Pasha and Muhammad Asif Iqbal. Explains how historical and religious influences have contributed to the growth and development of civil society in Pakistan and discusses the challenges faced by the Pakistani nonprofit sector. Describes the types of nonprofit organizations in Pakistan and gives an overview of the sector’s legal framework.

  • Pakistan: Workforce, expenditures, and revenue data (2000)
    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 2000.

  • Partners in Public Service: Government-Nonprofit Relations in the Modern Welfare State (1995)
    ISBN 0-8018-4963-2 | Lester M. Salamon. Discusses the theoretical basis of government/nonprofit cooperation, shows why government came to rely on nonprofit groups to administer public programs, documents the scope of the resulting partnership in the U.S., and explores the expanding scope of government-nonprofit collaboration at the international level. This download contains information from the cover of the book, as well as the table of contents. The full volume is available for purchase from Amazon.

  • Peru: Chapter 23 in Global Civil Society, Volume 1 (English, 1999)
    Chapter 23 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 Peru. Data is circa 1995.

  • Peru: Chapter 23 in Global Civil Society, Volume 1 (Español, 1999)
    Capítulo 23 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 Perú. Los datos son alrededor de 1995.

  • Peru: 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.

  • Philanthropication thru Privatization Concept note
    This Concept note describes the Philanthropication thru Privatizations Initiative (PtP), a joint effort between Center Director Lester Salamon, the East-West Management Institute (EWMI), and an international team of associates to identify and highlight the numerous past examples of the ongoing "Philathropication thru Privatization" phenomenon and to use the resulting evidence to promote a strategy for convincing parties to privatization sales to devote at least a portion of the proceeds to the creation of charitable foundations.

  • Philanthropication thru Privatization, Alliance Magazine 12.2013
    Alliance Magazine, December 2013 | Lester M. Salamon. This article describes the Philanthropication through Privatization (PtP) project. This article was originally published in the December 2013 issue of Alliance magazine. The original article can be found here. Click here for more information about subscribing to Alliance.

  • Philanthropication thru Privatization: Building Permanent Endowments for the Common Good (2014)
    This is the final version of the major project report resulting from the Philanthropication thru Privatization (PtP) Initiative, undertaken by Lester Salamon in cooperation with the East-West Management Institute (EWMI) and a team of Project Associates. PtP is designed to explore and promote the potentials for building or strengthening permanent charitable endowments in countries throughout the world by capturing portions of the billions of dollars in privatization transactions taking place and dedicating them permanently to social, cultural, and environmental purposes and to strengthening civil society institutions. This report has also been published by il Mulino Press in both English and Italian. Please visit mulino.it or Amazon to purchase in hard copy or e-reader editions.

  • Philippines: Defining the Nonprofit Sector (2001)
    Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #39 | Ledivina V. Cariño and PNSP Project Staff. Provides an overview of the types of organizations included in the Philippine nonprofit sector, the terms used to depict these organizations, and special features of the country’s history that have shaped the sector’s development.

  • Philippines: 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 Philippine experience during this test implementation.

  • Poland: Chapter 16 in Global Civil Society, Volume 1 (English, 1999)
    Chapter 16 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 Poland. Data is circa 1995.

  • Poland: Defining the Nonprofit Sector (2000)
    Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #36 | Ewa Les, Slawomir Nalecz, and Jakub Wygnanski. Examines the historical background of the nonprofit sector in Poland and its evolution over a series of political changes and illustrates the impact of the fall of Communism on Polish civil society. Highlights the impact of the legal status of nonprofit organizations on their development in Poland.

  • Poland: Workforce, expenditures, and revenue data (1997)
    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 1997.

  • Portugal: Defining the Nonprofit Sector (2005)
    Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #43 | Raquel Campos Franco Describes the impact of Portugal’s political and cultural history on the scope and role of the nonprofit sector and its continued evolution in the contemporary Portuguese political environment. Evaluates the legal framework surrounding the nonprofit sector in Portugal and its impact on the development of these organizations.


 

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