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Productivity of the Investment Climate Private Enterprise Survey 2006
This research was conducted in Lebanon in 2006. Data from 354 establishments were analyzed. The survey covered businesses working in following sectors: food and beverage (52 firms), textile and clothing (54 establishments), furniture (40 companies), construction (39 firms), trade (79 establishments), and services (90 firms).
The Productivity of the Investment Climate Private Enterprise Surveys (PICS) were conducted by the World Bank and its partners across all geographic regions and covered firms of all sizes in many industries. The PICS collected a wide array of qualitative and quantitative information through face-to-face interviews with managers and owners regarding the investment climate in their country and the productivity of their firms. Topics covered in the PICS included the obstacles to doing business, infrastructure, finance, labor, corruption and regulation, contract enforcement, law and order, innovation and technology, and firm productivity. Taken together, the qualitative and quantitative data helped connect a country’s investment climate characteristics with firm productivity and performance.
Firm-level surveys have been conducted since 1998 by different units within the World Bank. Since 2005-06, most data collection efforts have been centralized within the Enterprise Analysis Unit (FPDEA). Enterprise Surveys, a replacement for Productivity of the Investment Climate Private Enterprise Surveys, are now conducted by the Enterprise Analysis Unit.