The World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBES) team has released new survey data for Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. In addition to the questions included in all standard WBES, the survey in Pakistan has questions on innovation; and the survey in Saudi Arabia has questions on labor, state-owned enterprises, technology adoption.
The WBES team has also released new Informal Sector Enterprise Surveys for Bangladesh (covering Dhaka MA, Chittagong MA, Cox's Bazar), and Ghana (covering Accra, Kumasi, Tamale). A general overview of the data is available on the webpage which features data on informal businesses.
The WBES team has also released new indicators on management practices covering 68 economies. The corresponding survey questions were developed following Bloom and Van Reenen (2007, QJE), with the published indicators corresponding to the methodology of Bloom et al. (2019, AER).
Panel data for India 2014-2022 are also available on the data portal.
All datasets are available on the data portal. The status of the ongoing WBES can be found on the current projects page.
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.
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The Enterprise Surveys implemented in European and Central Asian countries are also known as Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Surveys (BEEPS) and are jointly conducted by the World Bank Group, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the European Commission (EC). Enterprise Surveys in Latin America are jointly funded with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Enterprise Surveys in the Middle East and North Africa are jointly funded with EBRD and the EIB. In the past, other institutions have contributed to the Enterprise Surveys: the UK's Department for International Development(DFID) in South Asia and a subset of African countries, the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) in a subset of francophone West African countries (DGGF), and COMPETE Caribbean in the Caribbean.