Enterprise Surveys Data

World Bank Enterprise Surveys offer an expansive array of economic data on 219,000 firms in 159 economies. The data is presented in a variety of ways useful to researchers, policy makers, journalists, and others. Note that 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.

The raw, firm-level Enterprise Survey data is searchable and downloadable (for free) and the data are disseminated in Stata format. The Enterprise Survey is administered to business owners and top managers of private sector establishments.

Firm-Level Datasets for researchers

Download the raw, firm-level data (for free) along with the questionnaires and accompanying survey documentation. For many economies, longitudinal/panel data are available.

Data Catalog

Browse the Enterprise Surveys Data Catalog. Use keywords to search survey project descriptions, interview questions, and variable names and labels to find the data you are looking for.

Sample Description

View statistics on the number of firms surveyed by company size, ownership characteristic and line of business.

Download sample description (Excel, 363KB).