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The Enterprise Surveys offer an expansive array of economic data on over 219,000 firms in 159 economies

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World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBES) are nationally representative firm-level surveys with top managers and owners of businesses in over 150 economies, reaching 180 in upcoming years, that provide insight into many business environment topics such as access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, and performance, among others. Our comprehensive data and analytical reports enable easy comparisons across economies and time. The information collected through our surveys is publicly available at the economy and firm level. The Enterprise Analysis team also conducts targeted surveys that provide an even deeper understanding of the business environment in areas such as micro enterprises, which are too small for the WBES, and informal sector, where representative samples of unregistered businesses are obtained through an innovative sampling strategy, and other topics, such as COVID-19, Green Economy and Innovation. Explore our indicators by economy or topicbrowse our surveys, or access the granular data on the WBES data portal.


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