Non-profit Institutions Satellite Account (NPISA) Population


The United Nations (UN) Handbook on Non-Profit Institutions (NPIs) in the System of National Accounts contains a definition (termed a ‘structural-operational’ definition) that brings together organizations that meet five specific criteria.

For the NPISA, NPIs are groupings that:

  • are organised to the extent that they can be separately identified
  • are not for profit and do not distribute any surplus they may generate to those who own or control them
  • are institutionally separate from government
  • are in control of their own destiny
  • are non-compulsory in both terms of membership and members’ input.

To be included in NPISA, an institution has to meet all five criteria. The decision trees related to each criteria are presented in Appendix 1 Non-profit Institutions Satellite Account: 2004.

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