The main goal of the world Co-operative Monitor project is to improve a multi- indicator database reporting on the socio-economic value and impact of cooperatives both within a global scenario and in their regional and national contexts.
In 2005 the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) 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 ICA project gains methodological strength. In order to expand and give more scientific basis to the project, Euricse and ICA have established a scientific committee consisting of Euricse researchers and other international experts with diverse training and skills. The result of this collaboration is the pubblication of The World Co-operative Monitor Report. The 2013 version of the report can be viewed below. For more information on how to submit your cooperative's data please click here.