Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
30.3 milion

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

Source: ILOSTATS. The data is collected by ILO from national statistical offices. As national statistics on volunteer work are produced using a variety of approaches and tools, direct and cross-country comparisons are not recommended. For more information, visit

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Measurement work

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Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


LOI n° 2015-015 Relative au volontariat à Madagascar

Year 2015
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Décret N° 2022 – 418, fixant les modalités d’application de la loi N°2015 – 015 du 10 Aout 2015 relative au volontariat à Madagascar

Year 2022
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Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?


Name of specific policy, strategy or plan on volunteering at the national level. Year created Source link What are the relevant SDG areas/crosscutting themes of the policy, plan scheme or strategy?

DECRET N°2021- Fixant les modalités d'application de certaines dispositions de la loi n°2015-015 du 10 aout 2015 relative au volontariat à Madagascar


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Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?


Name of specific policy, strategy or plan on volunteering at the national level. Year created Source link What are the relevant SDG areas/crosscutting themes of the policy, plan scheme or strategy?
Loi nr 2004-028 du 09 septembre 2004 portant Politique Nationale de la Jeunesse (Law nr 2004-028, 09 September 2004 on National Youth Policy) 2004 View source

VNR Reporting

Rapport National De Revue Du Processus De L’Agenda 2030 Pour Le Developpement Durable

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

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To promote citizen participation in community development, the Ministry of Communication and Culture created the ‘Tagnamaro’ initiative in 2019. The existence of a legislative framework as set out in Law No. 2015-015 of 10 August 2015 on volunteering facilitates the implementation of the SDGs by volunteers.

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2.5 Leave no one behind:  The country is making efforts to “Leave no one behind” and is ensuring that all stakeholders in the country participate in development, including civil society organizations, the private sector, women, girls, children, youth, people with disabilities and volunteers, among others. One example is the effective participation of the platform of associations of people with disabilities in the drafting of the VNR. In other words, concrete actions are being implemented to tackle inequality and discrimination and to identify vulnerable groups so that they can participate fully in development efforts. This requires collaboration between the Government and the technical and financial partners, as well as all development actors, in the formulation and financing of actions and the targeting of those who may be left behind. Efforts are being made on a sectoral level to involve all stakeholders. In fact, in collaboration with volunteers from the NGO France Volontaires, institutional volunteers from the Ministry of Communication and Culture have worked in the area of health, particularly: in controlling COVID-19, tackling hunger, disseminating the law on reproductive health and family planning, raising awareness of menstrual health and establishing a network of actors working on sexual and reproductive health. [...]

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In 2019, 221 ‘Tagnamaro’ initiatives were launched in the 22 regions, focusing on schools, public gardens and markets, drainage channels, roads, hospitals, etc. These actions declined by 49.7 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts at citizen participation have resulted in the involvement of at least 1,000 volunteers every month in the 22 regions.

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To prepare the population for natural disasters, the Ministry of Communication and Culture is involved in raising awareness of early warning systems for affected communities. Activities include training and public awareness-raising, effective messaging and ensuring a constant state of disaster preparedness. More specifically, the actions consist of interpersonal communications (via home visit, small group meetings or chats with households and in the communes). Between 2016 and 2019, Ministry officials and volunteers conducted around 36,000 interpersonal communications, on all risk and disaster management (RDM) topics, in risk areas. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult to get out into the field. Only 198 interpersonal communications were thus conducted, and solely on the barrier actions and information required for COVID-19. Between 2016 and 2019, 2,000 posters on the instructions and information needed to cope with cyclones and floods were put up every year by Ministry officials and volunteers. Finally, 18,000 volunteers were mobilized each year, on all RDM themes.

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Promoting sustainable forest management in protected areas, renewable natural resources and ecosystems requires an assessment of the trends in the status of threatened species as noted in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List Index. The Ministry of Communication and Culture mobilizes communities and coordinates volunteers to raise awareness of deforestation and forest restoration, promote sustainable forest management, and slash-and-burn agriculture (tavy) and reforestation in 12 communes per year. Between 2016 and 2018, the Ministry planted 3,000 seedlings each year in several regions of Madagascar. An increase of 15 percent was noted in 2020 due to the efforts of the volunteers, with an average of 12,000 volunteers per year.

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UNSDCF Reporting

Plan-cadre de Coopération des Nations Unies pour le Développement Durable (UNSDCF) Madagascae 2021-2023

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Volunteering integrated into the narrative text of the UNSDCF

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Mobilisation à tout moment des expertises requises (aussi par la voie du système de volontariat des Nations Unies). 

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