TSI stakeholder Balkan Civil Society Development Network published a new study on Economic Value of the Non-Profit Sector in the Countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey, the first overview of the current situation in non–profit-related data collection, analysis and presentation in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. It maps and illustrates financial capacity, size, outputs and value of the non-profit sectors vis-à-vis the overall economy and hopes to contribute to legitimizing the non-profit sector in the region.

It outlines the quality and reliability of data on the economic impact of the sectors in those countries, including challenges CSOs are facing to obtain relevant data, demonstrating once more the importance of coherent data collection systems on volunteering and non-profit activity.