The survey was part of the survey work of the Regional Programme on Enterprise Development (RPED), organised by the World Bank and funded by the Swedish, French, Belgian, UK, Canadian and Dutch governments. The data is from the manufacturing sector of five African countries, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Units of analysis in the survey are enterprises in the selected countries
The dataset includes measures of both physical and human capital in the firms in the selected countries
The universe of interest here is firms and their staff in the selected countries
Producers and sponsors
Centre for the Study of African Economies
University of Oxford
Government of the United Kingdom
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The questionnaire collected data at the level of the firm - called firm level data in the exposition that follows and also data at the worker level (individual level data). At the firm level data on the outputs, costs and the details of the labour force of the firm were collected. Within each firm up to 10 workers were then interviewed and information collected on their educational background, their training and earnings.
This data is made available by the Centre for the Study of African Economics at the University of Oxford. Permission for use of the data for academic research is given by the Centre and its collaborating and funding institutions. We would ask that the use of the data and its source be acknowledged.
Centre for the Study of African Economics. Comparative firm-level data for the manufacturing sector[dataset]. Version 1. Centre for the Study of African Economics, University of Oxford [producer], 1998. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2012.
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
DDI Document ID
University of Cape Town
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
DDI Document - Version 02 - (04/27/21)
This version is identical to DDI_AFR_1992-1995_CFLD_v01_M but country field has been updated to capture all the countries covered by survey.
Version 01: Adopted from "ddi-afr-cfld-1992-1995-v1" DDI that was done by metadata producer mentioned in "Metadata Production" section.