ILO MANUAL IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS
This page offers country experiences in implementing the ILO Manual and links to the questionnaires, guidance to interviewers, and lessons learned. We will continue to update this page with additional information and resources as they become available.
The Hungarian Central Statistical Office added a volunteer supplement to their labour force survey in the third quarter of 2011. Hungary did not use a four-week reference period, as recommended in the ILO Manual, and instead asked respondents to identify the number of days they volunteered and the average number of minutes per day over a 12 month period.
The Italian National Institute of Statistics will insert the module on volunteer work into its yearly “Aspects of Everyday Life” social survey, beginning in March 2013. 20,000 households, or approximately 54,000 individuals, will be interviewed in person. The ISTAT module was developed in partnership with CSVnet and the Fondazione Volontariato e Partecipazione in the project called MESV (Project for Measuring the Economic and Social Value of Volunteering), and CSV reference staff have been trained to support regional ISTAT offices in the training of interviewers and for coding of activities and organisations.
ISTAT presentation, from Madrid technical workshop, 28 March 2012
ISTAT speech, from Phase 1 wrap-up conference in Rome, 19 April 2012
ILO Manual in Italian
All documents related to implementation in Italy are also available here
The Polish Central Statistical Office developed their volunteer survey during the early phases of the ILO Manual development. As a consequence, the structure of the Polish survey does not conform to the current structure recommended by the ILO Manual, though the results are still comparable. Initial results were released in December. Final results will be available in early 2012.