No. 8




The current statistics of the non-profit sector

  • Ülle Lepp

    Doctoral Candidate of Public Administration, Tallinn University of Technology

Existing information provided by various information sources does not reflect the sector entirely, thus, making it difficult to determine the actual number of functioning organizations in it, as well as disallowing comparisons within Estonia or internationally.

Defining the non-profit sector is complicated, especially by organizations of the so-called gray area; it is difficult to determine whether these are part of the non-profit sector or are part of the business or public sector. To improve the non-profit sector statistics, the first step must be to build a statistical register of all non-profit organizations. This register should contain the name of an organization and the contact information; the field of activity, purpose and other classification information; income, assets or other size measures; number of members, etc.

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