Number of Social Organizations (NGOs), 2003


Total Number of Social Organizations
(Provincial-, Prefecture-, and County-Level)

Number of Social Organizations
per 100,000 of the Population


Source: Ministry of Civil Affairs; Own calculations.
Note: Data taken from Lu, Yiyi (2005): The Growth of Civil Society in China. Key Challenges for NGOs.
Chatham House, Asia Programme, ASP BP 05/01, p. 10


Source: China Statistical Yearbook, 2003, Life Expectancy: Table 4-17, p.118; GDP (2002): Table 3-9, p.63; GDP (2001): China Statistical Yearbook, 2002, Table 3-9
Note: GDP at current prices.

China's civil society seems to have the greatest organizational capacity in the provinces of Zhejiang, Qinghai, Fujian, Tianjin, Beijing and Shanghai - as indicated by the number of NGOs per 100,000 of the population. Guizhou, Henan and Anhui, on the other hand, have the lowest number of NGOs per 100,000 of the population. NGO density in Guizhou is less than one third that of Zhejiang.

Copyright 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 by Gerhard K. Heilig. All rights reserved. - 30 Sept. 2012