SEOUL, Korea (Jan. 24, 2022) - World Taekwondo today published its Member National Association (MNA) Survey 2021 Report which serves as an important indicator of where each MNA stands today and where they can further improve their governance.
The survey was conducted online from September 15 to October 31, 2021 in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. The purpose of the survey was to better understand the needs of the MNAs in order for World Taekwondo to provide better assistance and support and guide MNAs in taking their governance and sustainability standards to a higher level.
A total of 153 MNAs completed the survey which comprised 28 questions across six categories: Background, Governance, Transparency, Integrity, Democracy and Development. Each answer was scored on a scale of 0 to 2 and some required evidence to be submitted.
World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue said:
“The MNA Survey is immensely valuable in not just showing MNAs where they can improve, but also showing World Taekwondo where we should be supporting our MNAs. At World Taekwondo we have made it very clear that we are committed to upholding the highest standards of good governance within our federation and through to the MNAs. We want to empower MNAs so that they deliver the best of Taekwondo on a national level. We are one Taekwondo family and we all have a responsibility and a role to play in leading our sport forward.”
The survey revealed that more than 50% of the MNAs have adopted Taekwondo in Elementary/Primary and Middle/Secondary schools; 58% have education programmes and assistance for coaches, referees and athletes; and 63% run sport development programmes for grassroots sport. However, the survey also demonstrated there is need for improvement in female representation on Executive Boards and sustainable event monitoring systems among other areas.
Full report in details can be found by clicking here
World Taekwondo conducted MNA Surveys since 2020 and next 2022 Survey will serve as the reference for the first ever MNA Ranking to be published in January 2023.