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Fragile and conflict-affected countries are home to about 46% of the world’s extreme poor. The need for support is great in these environments, but ironically, data is scarcer than anywhere else…

Filip Jolevski, Jorge Luis Rodriguez Meza |

There are not enough good jobs in developing countries. As the World Bank’s upcoming Flagship report, “Jobs for Development,” emphasizes, the formation and growth of private firms and…

Maho Hatayama, Maddalena Honorati, Theresa Osborne |

As the spread of COVID-19 expands in less developed countries, policymakers will face an additional challenge that was largely absent in more developed economies – the informal sector.

Gemechu Ayana Aga, Filip Jolevski, Silvia Muzi |

A World Bank Enterprise Survey conducted in Iraq covering four major cities in the country collects data in order to understand the unique conditions in which informal businesses operate.

Yew Chong Soh, Dalal Moosa |

Surveys are expensive.   And, in sub-Saharan Africa in particular, a big part of that cost is logistics – fuel, car-hire and the like.   So with the increasing mobile phone coverage more folks are…

Markus Goldstein |

Countries in which firms were surveyed for initial round of “Future of Business Survey” [[tweetable]]Facebook, the OECD and World Bank have just released the “Future of Business Survey”[[/…

Tim Herzog, Joshua Wimpey |

To explore the ramifications of the unprecedented shock of COVID-19 on Albanian firms, the World Bank’s Enterprise Analysis Unit and IFC undertook a survey in June 2020, re-contacting the same…

Fernando Blanco, Levent Karadayi, Nona Karalashvili, Laureta Qorlazja |

Editor's Note: Arvind Jain is a private sector development specialist working on survey implementation in the Enterprise Surveys group. Welcome!

Arvind Jain |

The goal of the Enterprise Surveys (ES) is to portray the quality of the business environment in the economy by asking a set of questions that capture both the experiences and perceptions of firms…

Silvia Muzi, Asif Islam |

How do firms manage their relationships with other firms? We added new survey questions to the Enterprise Surveys (ES) in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

Nona Karalashvili |