the number of ngos

In recent years, the number of NGOs has been growing by around 500 per year. Registered on 17 September 2012 were 22,490 associations, 2,324 institutes and 251 foundations. 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 cca. 3 % 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 2018, there were just below 27,000 active associations, institutes and foundations.

 

The data on associations 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 exclude the associations, institutes and foundations 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 2015 – 2018

  2009 2015 2016 2017 2018
associations 20.417 22.961 23.258 23.529 23.272
institutes 1.515 2.778 2.991 3.145 3.180
foundations 167 236 232 236 232
total 22.099 25.975 26.481 26.910 26.684
 
 

FIGURE: THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE NGOs 2009–2018

 

In 2018, the number of active non-governmental organisations has dropped for the first time in many years. The number of institutes still grew by 1.11%, while the number of associations has decreased by 1.13 % and the number of foundations by 1.69 %. In 2018, the combined annual growth index of the number of all non-governmental organisations was -0.88 %.

 

FIGURE: STRUCTURE OF THE SECTOR WITH REGARD TO FORM (2018)

 

 

The largest share by far among all non-governmental organisations is taken up by associations with 87.21 %. The smallest percentage – only 0.87 % – pertains to foundations, and there are also 11.92 % 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