the number of ngos

 

In recent years, the number of NGOs has been growing by around 620 per year. Registered on 17 September 2012 were 22,490 societies, 2,324 institutes and 251 institutions. Not all registered NGOs are necessarily active. In compliance with the established practice, active organisations are those submitting their annual reports to AJPES, which is ca. 4% less than the number of registered organisations. The data on active NGOs is only accessible for previous years and likely to be available each July when AJPES has processed aggregated data on submitted annual reports. In 2016, there were just below 26,500 active societies, institutes and institutions.

 

The data on societies also comprise data on society branches and youth councils, and data on institutes comprise data on religious communities having the humanitarian organisation status. The data excludes the societies, institutes and institutions that have been established by the Republic of Slovenia, municipalities or other public sector entities.

 

THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS IN 2009 AND 2013–2016

form / year
2009 2013 2014 2015 2016
societies, associations 20.417 21.980  22.564  22.961  23.258
institutes 1.515 2.305 2.563 2.778 2.991
institutions 167 212 232 236 232
total 22.099 24.497 25.353 25.975 26.481
 
 

FIGURE: THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE NGOs 2009–2016

 

In recent years, the number of non-governmental organisations has been growing constantly, the quickest to grow having been the number of institutes (by 7.9% in 2016), whereas the number of societies has grown by 1.3% and the number of institutions decreased for the first time, i.e. by 0.9%. In 2016, the combined annual growth index of the number of all non-governmental organisations was 1.9%.

 

FIGURE: STRUCTURE OF THE SECTOR WITH REGARD TO FORM (2016)

 

 

The largest share by far among all non-governmental organisations is taken up by societies with 87.8%. The smallest percentage – only 0.9% – pertains to institutions, and there are also 11.3% institutes. In the last five years, the share that has increased the most was that of institutes, of which there were less than 7% of all NGOs in 2009.

 

Source: AJPES