Country Profile

Croatia is a unitary state using a parliamentary system of governance. It is classified by the World Bank as a high-income economy. The government structure is based on separation of legislative, executive and judicial powers. The country is part of the EU since 2013 and it is Croatia’s most important trading partner.

Social enterprises in Croatia are facing many challenges, but the most important barrier to their development is without doubt the slow pace of progress in the creation of a supportive legal framework and institutional environment.

Country Facts and Figures [CRO]

Indicator  Value  Source 
Population 4.047.200 WB, 2020
Human Development Index  0.837 HDI, 2021
GDP (current US$) (billions) 55.966 WB, 2020
GDP growth -8.4 WB, 2020
GNI per capita, PPP ($) 28.630 WB, 2020
Foreign direct investment, net inflows (BoP, current US$) (millions) 1,170 WB, 2019
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 75 TE, 2018
Tax revenue (% of GDP) 22.2 WB, 2019
Unemployment rate 7.5 WB, 2020
Unemployment rate (male) 7.5 WB, 2020
Unemployment rate (female) 7.6 WB, 2020
Unemployment rate (youth 15-24 years) 27.9 CBS, 2021
Employment rate (male) 65.8 CBS, 2021
Employment rate (female) 57 CBS, 2021
Average monthly net wage (EUR) 7,046 CBS, 2021
Poverty rate  18.3 WB, 2018
Households with internet access (%) 85 Statista, 2020
Sources: *Human Development Index 2021 *World Bank 2018, 2019 & 2020 * Croatian Bureau of Statistics, 2021 * Trading Economics, 2018 * Statista, 2020

Policy Framework

Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Employees in Social Enterprises

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