Economic Impact of Social Enterprises in 2012 in the Republic of Serbia
The Republic Statistical Office, Group for Development Initiative SeConS and Group 484 realised the project “Economic Impact of Social Enterprises” funded by the European Union. The Republic of Serbia is one of the five selected countries in the competition of 27, in which this project has been implemented.
In 2012, Serbia had 1,196 operating social enterprises of various types. In the total number of social enterprises the largest share is that of cooperatives (65.6%) and citizens associations (23.7%). Enterprises that employ persons with disabilities participated with 3.8%, and development agencies with 2.7%. All other types of social enterprises (foundations, business incubators, dependent / spin off companies, etc.) accounted for 4.3% of the total number.
Social enterprises in Serbia had a gross value added (GVA) in 2012 in the amount of 6819.2 million dinars, which makes 0.2% of the GDP of the Republic of Serbia in that year.
Gross value added of the sector of social enterprises was mostly contributed by cooperatives (75.3%), associations of citizens (10.5%) and companies for employment of people with disabilities (5.5%). All other types of social enterprises (development agencies, foundations, business incubators, dependent / spin off companies, etc.) produced 8.7% of the gross value added of the sector of social enterprises.