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

Arvind Jain |

Our most requested databases: the Doing Business, Enterprise Surveys, Financial Indicators, Private Investment in Infrastructure Projects

Chris Monasterski |

The World Bank's Enterprise Surveys team has published a new survey of businesses in Eastern Europe, analyzing the long-term effects of the financial crisis in the region. The report looks at…

Brian Hoyt |

The World Bank Group’s Enterprise Surveys benchmark the business environment based on actual experiences of firms. In a new blog series we kicked off last week, we’re sharing these findings from…

Arvind Jain, Asif Islam |

Recent World Bank investment climate surveys find that the top two constraints for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa are access to finance and access to energy. Given that SMEs…

Simon Bell, Malcolm Cosgrove-Davies, Jonathan Coony |

The private sector continues to be a critical driver of job creation and economic growth. However, several factors can undermine the private sector and, if left unaddressed, may impede development…

Silvia Muzi, Asif Islam |

The private sector continues to be a critical driver of job creation and economic growth. However, several factors can undermine the private sector and, if left unaddressed, may impede development…

Silvia Muzi, Asif Islam |

The private sector continues to be a critical driver of job creation and economic growth. However, several factors can undermine the private sector and, if left unaddressed, may impede development…

Joshua Wimpey, Asif Islam |

In a previous post, I had talked about problems due to power outages faced by retailers in India using Enterprise Survey’s data on 1, 948 retail stores. I provided evidence showing that losses due…

Mohammad Amin |