A new page featuring the Informal Sector Enterprise Surveys is now available

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Enterprise Surveys offers an expansive array of economic data on 207,000 firms in 158 economies

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COVID-19: Impact on firms

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Bribery incidence varies widely by economy. 

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Enterprise Surveys offers an expansive array of economic data on 207,000 firms in 158 economies

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Enterprise Surveys offers an expansive array of economic data on 207,000 firms in 158 economies

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Explore Indicators

World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBES) are nationally representative firm-level surveys, with top managers and owners of businesses interviewed using a globally comparable questionnaire that covers a broad range of business environment topics as well as firms’ characteristics and performance measures. All information collected through the WBES— raw granular data, the WBES indicators at the firm and economy level—are made publicly available upon completion of the surveys through our website and data portal. The website currently contains a total of 333 WBES collected through a consistent methodology across the world, 12 Informal Sector Enterprise Surveys covering 38 cities, and other surveys, along with the cross-economy databases. The compendium of all publicly available data is here.

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Enterprise Surveys launch a new round of data collection in more than 60 economies. Interviews with firms have started, collecting data to help understand the business environment in more than 60 economies.


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Data Updates

The World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBES) team has released new survey data for Barbados, Cambodia, Chad, Costa Rica, The Gambia, Hong Kong SAR China, Kyrgyz Republic, Lesotho, Seychelles, Singapore, Tanzania, and Viet Nam.

 

All datasets are available on the data portal. The status of the ongoing WBES can be found on the current projects page.


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What’s Holding Back the Private Sector in MENA? Lessons from the Enterprise Survey

This report presents the findings of Enterprise Surveys conducted in eight economies in the region in 2013 and 2014: Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, the West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen. By analyzing detailed information on more than 6,000 private firms in the manufacturing and services sectors, the report provides fine-grained insights into the key drivers of firms’ performance and the major challenges of the business environment in which they operate.

View main findings and download the report

Infographic  (PDF)

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CURRENT SURVEY PROJECTS

We are currently gathering data in 89 economies around the world.
Current projects list »


Enterprise Surveys to end poverty on a livable planet


INTRODUCTION TO ENTERPRISE SURVEYS





GLOBAL INDICATORS AND ANALYSIS

Enterprise Surveys is part of Global Indicators Group.


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