The main goal of the world Co-operative Monitor project 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. In 2005 the International Co-operative Alliance (Alliance) began the Global300, an initiative finalized to develop a list of the 300 biggest co-operatives and mutual organizations worldwide. In 2011, with the addition of Euricse (European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises) as a technical-scientific partner, this Alliance project gains methodological strength and was renamed the World Co-operative Monitor. In order to expand and give more scientific basis to the project, Euricse and the Alliance have established a scientific committee consisting of Euricse researchers and other international experts with diverse training and skills.
The World Co-operative Monitor 2013 Edition
19 Mar 2015