New Edition Available

The World Cooperative Monitor has been published! Read to learn about the annual rankings and sector analyses that the movement relies on, as well as a focus on benefits of cooperative membership.
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For all the past editions, executive summaries and additional materials (partially available also in Spanish and French) visit the resources and publications page.
Online Library

What is the World Cooperative Monitor

The World Cooperative Monitor (WCM) is a project designed to collect robust economic, organizational, and social data about cooperatives worldwide. It is the only report of its kind collecting annual quantitative data on the global cooperative movement. The publication reports on the world’s largest cooperatives and mutuals, or groups of coop­eratives and mutuals, including rankings of the Top 300 and sectoral analysis.

The World Cooperative Monitor moves into its 2nd decade!

For 12 years now, the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) with the scientific and technical support of the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse) has produced this annual research report aiming to illustrate the economic and so­cial contributions of cooperatives and mutuals. We have learned a lot over these many years and have provided the cooperative movement with a significant tool to evaluate its own positioning and highlight the importance of cooperation in the world to the general public and policy makers. Learn more about what has been achieved over the past decade.



If you missed the January 25, 2024 webinar launching the WCM and discussing cooperative member benefits, watch the recording and access the presentations here.


Access all the promotional and press materials for the 2023 World Cooperative Monitor!

Look inside the WCM

In addition to the Top 300 and sector rankings, the WCM offers features and analysis on topics of relevance to the cooperative movement.

Online Library

View and dowload all the WCM publications and materials. Some available in French and Spanish. Find all the full reports, executive summaries, and special chapters.
Key Topics

Key Topics

Since 2018, the World Cooperative Monitor includes analysis of the contribution of the Top 300 to the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2020 and 2021 reports include reflections on how cooperatives contribute to the recovery.
Members' benefits

Members' benefits

2023 edition focuses on benefits to members and the way the largest cooperative and mutual enterprises communicate their cooperative identity and advantage.