Central Data Catalog
Micro-Enterprise Survey 2009
2008 - 2009
September 26, 2013
Data file: Côte d'Ivoire-2009-Micro-full data-1
The file contains the cleaned, raw database.
WEB STD FIRMID
a.1 country code
a.2 sampling region
size of locality
a.4.a industry samplig sector
a.4.b industry screener sector
a.5 sector match between screener information and sample frame
a.6.a samplig size
a.6.b screener size
a.3a region of the establishment
a.7 establishment is part of a large firm
number of establishment that form the firm
a.8 type of establishment
a.9 establishment financial statements prepared separately of hq statements
a.10 establishment financial statements separate from other establishments
a.11 if hq, financial statements independent of the rest of establishment
a.12 interviewer number
a.13 supervisor number
what is this firm's current legal status?
what percentage of this firm does the largest owner(s) own?
b.2a private domestic individuals, companies or organizations
b.2b private foreign individuals, companies or organizations
are the owner of the firm:
is the largest owner female
ethnic origin of the current largest owner
main african ethnic group
main 'other asian ethnic groups'
how did the largest owner acquire ownership of this firm
the family business was joined by:
why did largest owner start or take over this firm?
largest owner's involvement in decision making in this firm(s)?
is the manager most responsible to run the firm female?
in what year did this establishment begin operations in this country?
number of full-time employees of the establishment when it started operations
was establishment formally registered when it began operations in this country?
in what year was this establishment formally registered?
what is the highest level of education of the current top manager?
how many years of experience working in this sector does the top manager have?
does establishment have an internationally-recognized quality certification?
is this establishment located in an export processing or other industrial zone?
use its own transport to make shipments to its customers in fiscal year 07?
% annual shipments by own transport fiscal year 07?
applied to obtain an electrical connection submitted over the last two years?
how many days did it take for you to receive an electrical connection service?
informal gift/payment expected or requested for an electrical connection?
over fiscal year 2007, did this establishment experience power outages?
number of power outages experienced in a typical month in last fiscal year
how long did the average power outage last?
in last fiscal year, what were your losses that resulted from power outages?
total annual losses due to power outages
generator shared or owned over the course of last fiscal year?
% electricity from generator owned/shared by the establishment in last fiscal yr
at the present time, does this establishment have an electrical connection?
application to obtain a water connection submitted over the last 2 fiscal years?
how many days did it take for you to obtain a water connection?
when you applied for a water connection, was an informal gift requested?
did you experience insufficient water supply for production in last fiscal yr?
frequency of incidents of water shortages in a typical month in last fiscal yr
average length of water shortage (affecting production) in last fiscal year
% water supply prodn. process from pub. sources fiscal year 07?
at the present time, does this establishment have a water connection?
currently, do you have toilet facilities that are connected to a public sewer?
application to obtain a telephone connection submitted over the last two years
how many days did it take for you to receive a telephone connection service?
when you applied for a telephone connection was an informal gift requested?
do you currently communicate with clients and suppliers by e-mail?
do you currently communicate with clients and suppliers via your website?
currently, do you use any of the following:? cell phone(s)
currently, so you have a fixed-line telephone connection?
does the firm have a high-speed, broadband internet connection on its premises?
is the internet connection used to: order purchases for this establishment?
is the internet connection used to: deliver services to your clients?
is internet used to: do research and develop ideas on new products and services?
was unavailability of internet connection experienced in last fiscal year?
frequency of unavailability of internet connection in av. month in last fisc yr
length of unavailability of internet connection in av. month in last fiscal yr
do security or authentication concerns affect purchases you make by internet?
10 year comparison - quality of infrastructure
if a decline in infrastructure, which one deteriorated the most?
how much of an obstacle is electricity to the current operations of this firm?
how much of an obstacle are telecommunications to the operations of this firm?
main product\service (by the largest % of annual sales) in last fiscal year
first product/service isic code
first product/service, percent of total annual sales
in last fiscal year, what were this establishment’s total annual sales?
what were this establishment’s total sales last month?
what % of establishment's sales were: national sales?
what % of establishment's sales were: indirect exports? (using a third party)
what % of establishment's sales were: direct exports?
neighboring countries within sub-saharan africa
in 2007, how many av. days did it take for your exported goods to clear customs?
in 2007, what were the average clearing costs as % of the consignment value?
in 2007, what % of your export consignments were handled by an clearing agent?
in 2007, what % of export containers were inspected by customs?
Percentage of lost value of exported products because of thef in transit in 2007
% value directly exported products lost in transit by breakage or spoilage, 2007
in 2007, did you benefit from: exemptions from duties on imported inputs
in 2007, did you benefit from: profit tax exemption
in 2007, did you benefit from: vat reimbursement
in 2007, did you benefit from: export financing scheme
in 2007, did you benefit from: other
in 2007, what was the main reason you did not use and of the above schemes?
in what year did this establishment first export directly or indirectly?
% consignment value shipped domestic lost to theft fiscal year 07
% consignment value shipped domestic lost to breakage/spoilage fiscal year 07
% of material inputs and supplies of domestic origin in last fiscal year
% of material inputs and supplies of foreign origin in last fiscal year
were any of these material inputs and supplies imported directly?
av. no. days for imported goods to clear customs in last fiscal year
when you receive your most key input, how many days of stock is available?
av. number of days of inventory on hand after receving sales item
in 2007, for how long had you known your main supplier of your main sales item?
in 2007, did you subcontract any part of its production to other firms?
how much of an obstcle is: transportation of goods, supplies, and inputs?
how much of an obstacle is: customs and trade regulations?
main mkt in which you sold your main product or service in last fiscal year
how many competitors did this establishment’s main product/product line face?
in 2007, how many new competitors entered the main mkt of your main sales item?
no. sales of main product increase/remain the same/decrease in last fiscal yr?
did price of main product increase/remain the same/decrease in last fiscal yr?
do you use technology licensed from a foreign-owned company?
does this establishment compete against unregistered or informal firms?
reduced main product prices in response to dom. competitors fiscal year 07?
reduced main product prices in response to foreign competitors fiscal year 07?
introduced /modified product lines response to foreign competitors fy 07?
over last fisc. yr, did purchases of main input increase/stay the same/decrease?
over last fiscal year, did price of main input increase/stay the same/decrease?
how much of an obstacle are the informal sector competitors to your operations?
in 2007, what was the % capacity utilization of this establishment?
number of hours per week operated by the establishment in last fiscal year
% land occupied by est. owned by est.
% land occupied by est. leased by est.
of the land occupied by this establishment, what percent is: other
applic. to obtain a construction-related permit submitted over the last 2 years
how many days did it take for you to obtain a construction-related permit?
informal gift/payment expected or requested for a construction-related permit
what is the total selling area in this establishment?
the area is measured in:
percentage of the building owned by this establishment
percentage of the building leased by this establishment
and what percent is occupied in any other way?
acquired additional land or buildings to expand operations in the last 3 years?
in the last 3 years, has this est. been succes. in acquiring land ?
how much of an obstacle is access to land to the operations of this firm?
how much of an obstacle are zoning restrictions to the operations of this firm?
currently, is this establishment’s main business location the owner’s house?
currently, is your main business location in a permanent non-movable structure?
in last year, did you change location due to lack of secure title to property?
in fiscal year 2007, did this establishment pay for security?
percentage of total annual sales paid for security in last fiscal year
in last fiscal year, what is the total annual cost of security?
10 year comparison - annual cost of security of this establishment
losses due to theft, robbery, vandalism or arson experienced in last fiscal year
losses due to theft, robbery,vandalism or arson in last fiscal yr (% of sales)
value of losses due to theft, robbery,vandalism or arson in last fiscal yr
how much of an obstacle are crime, theft and disorder to this establishment?
% annual purchases material inputs/services paid for before the delivery fy 07
% annual purchases material inputs/services paid for on delivery fy 07
% annual purchases material inputs/services paid for after delivery fy 07
% of total annual sales paid for before the delivery in last fiscal year
and what percent were: paid on delivery?
and what percent were: paid after delivery?
in 2007, what % of total payments received were via formal non-cash payments?
% of working capital financed from internal funds/retained earnings in fy 07
% of working capital that was borrowed from banks in fy 07
% working capital borrowed from non-bank financial institutions in fy 07
% working capital financed by purchases on suppl. credit & cust. advances fy 07
% working capital financed from other sources fy 07
did this establishment purchase any fixed assets in last fiscal yr?
total annual expenditure for purchases of equipment in last fiscal yr
total annual expenditure for purchases of land and buildings in last fiscal yr
% of fixed assets funded by internal funds\ retained earnings in last fiscal yr
owners’ contributions or issued new equity
% fixed assets financed from issued new debt fy 07
% of fixed assets that was borrowed from banks in fy 07
% offixed assets that was borrowed from non-bank financial institutions in fy 07
purchases on credit from suppliers and advances from customers
% fixed assets financed from other sources fy 07
does this establishment have a checking and\or saving account?
at this time, does this establishment have an overdraft facility?
for this establishment’s overdraft facility, what is the average interest rate?
does this establishment have a line of credit or loan from a financial inst.?
was this most recent credit in the form of?
type of financial institution that granted the line of credit or loan
in what year was the most recent line of credit or loan approved?
what is the rate of interest of this most recent [line of credit or loan]?
for the most recent loan, what was the value at the time of approval?
was est. granted to pay off the loan/lline of credit from time received?
financing required for the most recent line of credit or loan
type of collateral required for the most recent loan? land, buildings
type of collateral required for the most recent loan? equipment
type of collateral required for the most recent loan? accounts
type of collateral required for the most recent loan? personal assets
type of collateral required for the most recent loan? other
approx. collateral needed as % of the loan value \ value of the line of credit
in last fiscal yr, did establishment apply for new loans/lines of credit?
main reason for not applying for new loans or new lines of credit
apply for any new loans/lines of credit that were rejected in last fiscal year?
how many of those loan or line of credit applications were rejected?
in 2007, what was the main reason given by the lender for those rejections?
financial statements checked & certified by external auditor in last fiscal yr?
how much of an obstacle is: access to finance
the court system is fair, impartial and uncorrupted
“the court system is able to enforce its decisions”
agree/disagree - gvt official interpret laws consistently/practically
“i am confident that the legal syst. will uphold my rights in business disputes”
in the last 2yrs, did you have a payment dispute involving a third party?
was the court system used to resolve this payment dispute?
was a court judgment made for this payment dispute?
how many weeks did it take the courts to decide on this payment dispute?
was this decision of the court enforced?
how many weeks did it take to enforce this court judgment?
what % of senior management time was spent in dealing with govt regulations?
over the last 12 months, was this establishment inspected by tax officials?
frequency of inspections/requirement for meeting by tax officials
in any of these inspections was a gift or informal requested ?
government contract secured (or attempted) in the last 12 months?
% of contract value av. firm pays in informal gifts to govt to secure contract?
10 year comparison - informal payments or gifts to secure government contracts
percent of total annual sales paid in informal payments
total annual informal payment
10 yr comparison - informal payments/gifts public officials to 'get things done'
what % of sales does your typical competitor firm declare for tax purposes?
application to obtain an import license submitted over the last 2 years?
how many days did it take to obtain your import license?
when you applied for an import license, was an informal gift requested?
application to obtain an operating license submitted over last 2 years?
how many days did it take to obtain your operating license?
when you applied for an operating license was an informal gift requested?
obstacle to the current operations : tax rates
obstacle to the current operations : tax administrations
obstacle to the current operations : business licensing and permits
obstacle to the current operations : political instability
obstacle to the current operations : corruption
obstacle to the current operations : courts
extent of obstacle - regulation on hours of operation
extent of obstale - regulations on pricing & mark-ups
no. permanent, full-time employees of this firm at end of last fiscal year
at the end of 2007, how many permanent full-time paid employees were female?
in 2007 av. monthly compensation, including benefits, for a permanent f-t worker
no. permanent, full-time employees of this firm at end of 3 fiscal years ago
in 2002 how many permanent, full-time employees did this establishment employ?
in 1999 how many permanent, full-time employees did this establishment employ?
no. ft employees who were production workers at end of last fiscal yr
no. who were non-production workers (e.g., managers, admin, sales)?
no. ft employees who were skilled prod. workers at end of last fiscal yr
no. ft employees who were unskilled prod. workers at end of last fiscal yr
no. ft employees who were female at end of last fiscal yr
no. ft employees who were female prod. workers at end of last fiscal yr
no. ft employees who were female non-prod. workers at end of last fiscal yr
no. full-time temporary employees employed at end of last fiscal year
av.length of employment of all ft temporary employees in last fiscal year
at end of 2007, how many part-time workers did you employ?
at end of 2007, how many unpaid workers were employed by this establishment?
at end of 2007, how many of your unpaid workers were unpaid full-time workers?
at end of 2007, how many family members of the firms' owner(s) did you employ?
at end of 2007, how many of those family members were paid for their work?
at end of 2007, how many family members got in-kind compensation for their work?
at end of 2007, how many of those family members were not paid for their work?
in 2007, what % of payments made to employees were via formal non-cash payments?
av. educational attainment of your typical production worker
formal training programs for permanent, ft employees ran in last fiscal yr
% permanent ft prod. employees received formal training in last fiscal year
% ft non-production employees received formal training in last fiscal year
how many permanent, full-time paid employees received formal training in 2007?
in 2007, how much was spent training permanent, f-t paid employees (% of sales)?
what percent of this establishment’s workforce is currently unionized?
over fiscal year 2007, how did this establishment usually find new employees?
how much of an obstacle are labour regulations to the operations of this firm?
how much of an obstacle is inadequately educated wokforce to your firm?
has current official approval/registration of name?
has current official commerical registration?
has current official operating/trade/business license?
has current official tax id no./registered with tax authorities?
extent of obstacle - info needed to register
extent of obstacle - time to complete registration procedures
extent of obstacle - financial cost of completing registration procedures
extent of obstacle - min. capital requirements in my sector
extent of obstacle - financial burden of taxes on registered enterprises
extent of obstacle - burden of complying with tax law
extent of obstacle - other administrative burdens on registered businesses
extent of obstacle - strict labor market rules for registered businesses
extent of obstacle - bribes/nformal gifts needed to pay to government officials
do you currently have a pre-employment health check for new employees?
affected in past 2yrs by: high absenteeism due to sickness
affected in past 2yrs by: high absenteeism as employees care for family/friends
affected in past 2yrs by: high absenteeism due to hiv/aids
affected in past 2yrs by: high absenteeism as employees care for those with hiv
did you undertake to prevent hiv/aids among employees? hiv prevention messages
did you undertake to prevent hiv/aids among employees? free condom distribution
did you undertake to prevent hiv/aids among employees? anonymous hiv testing
in 2007, how much did you spend on all aids/hiv programs and activities?
most serious obstacle affecting the operation of this establishment
fy07 % of your total annual sales came from: manufacturing
fy07 % of your total annual sales came from: services
fy07 % of your total annual sales came from: others
in 2007, what % of your total revenue came from selling intermediate products?
total labor cost (incl. wages, salaries, bonuses, etc) in last fiscal year
cost of raw materials and intermediate goods used in prod. in last fiscal year
total annual cost of finished goods/materials bought to resell in last fiscal yr
total annual costs of fuel in last fiscal year
total annual costs of electricity in last fiscal year
total annual costs of communications services in last fiscal year
total annual costs of water in last fiscal year
fy07 total annual cost of rental of land/buildings, equipment, furniture
for fiscal year 2007, what was the cost of your: total annual depreciation?
what were the establishment's total annual sales three fiscal years ago?
and what was the total annual sales in 2002?
and what was the total annual sales in 1999?
average monthly compensation of a production full-time worker in last fiscal yr
net book value of machinery vehicles, and equipment in last fiscal year
net book value of land and buildings in last fiscal year
cost for establishment to re-purchase all of its machinery
cost for establishment to re-purchase all of its land and buildings
main respondent's position in the firm
main respondent years working in the firm:
main respondent gender:
second respondent position in the firm:
second respondent years working in the firm
second respondent gender
third respondent position in the firm:
third respondent years working in the firm
third respondent gender
can we provide the wb with your contact information?
perception of the questions regarding opinions and perceptions
the questions regarding figures (productivity and employment numbers):
this questionnaire was completed in:
if option 2 or 3 in a.18, estimate duration of the whole interview: hours
if option 2 or 3 in a.18, estimate duration of the whole interview