This page summarizes Enterprise Surveys data for West Bank and Gaza. The graphs below provide an overview of the sample and highlight the biggest obstacles experienced by private sector firms in West Bank and Gaza. The 12 tables below the graphs summarize key factual indicators at the country and regional levels for each of the business environment topics. A few subjective indicators are also available.

 

NUMBER OF FIRMS SURVEYED

365

Business owners and top managers in 365 firms were interviewed from January 2019 through May 2019.

Characteristics of Firms Surveyed

Manufacturing: 129 Retail: 101 Other Services: 135 Manufacturing: 129 Retail: 101 Other Services: 135 Manufacturing: 129 Manufacturing: 129 Retail: 101 Retail: 101 Other Services: 135 Other Services: 135 Small (5-19): 200 Large (100+): 46 Medium (20-99): 119 Small (5-19): 200 Large (100+): 46 Small (5-19): 200 Small (5-19): 200 Medium (20-99): 119 Medium (20-99): 119 Large (100+): 46 Large (100+): 46 West Bank: 205 Gaza Strip: 160 West Bank: 205 Gaza Strip: 160 West Bank: 205 West Bank: 205 Gaza Strip: 160 Gaza Strip: 160

NUMBER OF FIRMS SURVEYED

365

After being presented with a list of 15 business environment obstacles, business owners and top managers in 365 firms were asked to choose the biggest obstacle to their business.

Ranking of the Top Business Environment Obstacle for Firms

% firms choosing crime and disorder as the biggest obstacle: 1.2 % firms choosing labor regulations as the biggest obstacle: 1.2 % firms choosing transportation as the biggest obstacle: 1.7 % firms choosing courts as the biggest obstacle: 2.1 % firms choosing business licensing as the biggest obstacle: 2.6 % firms choosing electricity as the biggest obstacle: 5.2 % firms choosing trade regulations as the biggest obstacle: 6.1 % firms choosing the informal sector as the biggest obstacle: 11.7 % firms choosing access to finance as the biggest obstacle: 17.7 % firms choosing political instability as the biggest obstacle: 47.4

ECONOMY OVERVIEW

Country Highlights summarize the key findings from the Enterprise Survey

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Country Profiles provide key investment climate indicators for a country with benchmarks against their respective regional and income groups

West Bank and Gaza Country Profile

West Bank and Gaza Country Profile

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REGION:
Middle East & North Africa
INCOME CATEGORY:
Lower middle income
POPULATION:
4,684,777
GNI PER CAPITA (US $):
3,180

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Indicator West Bank and Gaza Middle East & North Africa All Countries 2  
Percent of firms using technology licensed from foreign companies* Percent of firms using technology licensed from foreign companies.

3.8 6.5 14.8  
Percent of firms having their own Web site Percent of firms having their own Web site.

30.3 47.1 46.1  
Percent of firms using e-mail to interact with clients/suppliers Percent of firms using e-mail to interact with clients/suppliers.

n.a. 67.1 70.7  
Percent of firms that introduced a new product/service Percent of firms that introduced a new product/service.

13.7 25.4 35.8  
Percent of firms whose new product/service is also new to the main market Percent of firms whose new product/service is also new to the firm's main market

74.4 65.1 69.5  
Percent of firms that introduced a process innovation Percent of firms that introduced a process innovation

14.7 28.9 33.8  
Percent of firms that spend on R&D Percent of firms that spend on research and development

47.7 15.2 14.9  
  • Notes

    * This indicator is computed using data from manufacturing firms only.

    Additional Notes

    1. Most surveys were administered using the Enterprise Surveys Global Methodology as outlined in the Methodology page, while some others did not strictly adhere to the Enterprise Surveys Global Methodology. For example, for surveys which do not follow the Global Methodology, the Universe under consideration may have consisted of only manufacturing firms or the questionnaire used may have been different from the standard global questionnaire. Data users should exercise caution when comparing raw data and point estimates between surveys that did and did not adhere to the Enterprise Surveys Global Methodology. For surveys which did not adhere to the Global Methodology plus Afghanistan 2008, any inference from one of these surveys is representative only for the data sample itself.
    2. Regional and "all countries" averages of indicators are computed by taking a simple average of country-level point estimates. For each economy, only the latest available year of survey data is used in this computation. Only surveys, posted during the years 2011-2018, and adhering to the Enterprise Surveys Global Methodology are used to compute these regional and "all countries" averages.
    3. Descriptions of firm subgroup levels, e.g. how the ex post groupings are constructed, are provided in the Indicator Descriptions (PDF, 710KB) document.
    4. Statistics derived from less than or equal to five firms are displayed with an "n.a." to maintain confidentiality and should be distinguished from ".." which indicates missing values. Also note for three growth-related indicators under the "Performance" topic, these indicators are not computed when they are derived from less than 30 firms.
    5. Standard errors are labeled "n.c.", meaning not computed, for the following:

           1) indicators for all surveys that were not conducted using the Enterprise Surveys Global Methodology and

           2) for indicator breakdowns by ex post groupings: exporter or ownership type, and gender of the top manager.
    6. Please cite our data as follows:

      Enterprise Surveys (http://www.enterprisesurveys.org), The World Bank.