The World Bank Group is interested in gauging the views of clients and partners who are either involved in development in the Philippines or who observe activities related to social and economic development. The World Bank Country Assessment Survey is meant to give the World Bank Group's team that works in the Philippines, greater insight into how the Group's work is perceived. This is one tool the World Bank Group uses to assess the views of its critical stakeholders. With this understanding, the World Bank Group hopes to develop more effective strategies, outreach and programs that support development in the Philippines.
The survey was designed to achieve the following objectives:
- Assist the World Bank in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in the Philippines perceive the Bank;
- Obtain systematic feedback from stakeholders in the Philippines regarding:
· Their views regarding the general environment in the Philippines;
· Their overall attitudes toward the World Bank in the Philippines;
· Overall impressions of the World Bank's effectiveness and results, knowledge and research, and communication and information sharing in the Philippines; and
· Perceptions of the World Bank's future role in the Philippines.
- Use data to help inform the Philippines country team's strategy.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The World Bank Country Assessment Survey covered the following topics:
- Background Information
- General Issues facing the Philippines
- Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank
- World Bank Effectiveness and Results
- The World Bank’s Knowledge
- Working with the World Bank
- The Future Role of the World Bank in the Philippines
- Communication and Information Sharing
Stakeholders of the World Bank in Philippines
Producers and sponsors
Public Opinion Research Group
The World Bank Group
In October and November 2012, 1,536 stakeholders of the World Bank in the Philippines were invited to provide their opinions on the Bank's assistance to the country by participating in a country survey. Participants in the survey were drawn from among civil society organizations (NGOs, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, academia/think tanks, and trade unions); donors (bilateral or multilateral development agencies); government (House of Representatives member or staff, Senate member or staff, judicial branch official or staff, local government unit officials or staff, national executive branch officials or staff, and project management units (PMUs) for a World Bank-supported project official or staff); government-owned corporation or financial institution official or staff; the media (press, radio, TV, web, etc.); and the private sector (banks/financial sector, private organizations or business, and consultants or contractors).
A total of 328 stakeholders participated in the country survey (21%).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Mail Questionnaire [mail]
Data Collection Notes
Respondents received questionnaires via courier, post, or email and returned it accordingly. Respondents were asked about: general issues facing the Philippines, their overall attitudes toward the Bank; the World Bank's effectiveness and results; the Bank's knowledge; working with the World Bank; the Bank's future role in the Philippines, and the Bank's communication and information sharing.
The Questionnaire consists of 8 Sections:
A. Background Information:
Respondents were asked to describe their current organization and identify their specialization, with which agency within the World Bank Group they primarily work, their exposure to the Bank in the Philippines, and their geographic location.
B. General Issues facing the Philippines:
Respondents were asked to indicate whether the Philippines was headed in the right or wrong direction, the most important development priorities, and which areas would contribute most to reducing poverty and generating economic growth in the Philippines.
C. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank:
Respondents were asked to rate their familiarity with the World Bank (IBRD/IDA) and IFC, the World Bank and IFC’s effectiveness in the Philippines, World Bank and IFC staff preparedness, agreement with various statements regarding the Bank’s work, and the extent to which the Bank is an effective development partner. Respondents were also asked to indicate the sectoral areas on which it would be most productive for the Bank to focus its resources, the Bank’s greatest values and greatest weaknesses in its work, the most effective instruments in helping to reduce poverty in the Philippines, and how they attribute slow or failed reform efforts.
D. World Bank Effectiveness and Results:
Respondents were asked to rate the Bank’s level of effectiveness across twelve key development areas in the Philippines, the extent to which the Bank’s work helps achieve sustainable development results in the Philippines, and the extent to which the World Bank Group meets the Philippines’ need for financial instruments, knowledge services, and financial products.
E. The World Bank’s Knowledge:
Respondents were asked to indicate how frequently they consult Bank knowledge and research in the work they do and to rate the effectiveness and quality of the Bank’s knowledge and research, including how significant a contribution it makes to development results and its technical quality.
F. Working with the World Bank:
Respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement with a series of statements regarding working with the Bank, such as the World Bank’s “Safeguard Policy” requirements being reasonable and the Bank disbursing funds promptly.
G. The Future Role of the World Bank in the Philippines:
Respondents were asked to rate how significant a role the Bank should play in the Philippines’ development in the near future and how effectively the different agencies within the World Bank Group collaborate. Respondents were also asked to indicate what the Bank should do to make itself of greater value in the Philippines.
H. Communication and Information Sharing:
Respondents were asked to indicate how they get information about economic and social development issues, how they prefer to receive information from the Bank, their access to the Internet, their usage and evaluation of the Bank’s websites, and their usage and evaluation of the Bank’s KDCs and online resource centers. Respondents were asked about their awareness of the Bank’s and IFC’s Access to Information policies, past information requests from the Bank, and their level of agreement that they use more data from the World Bank as a result of the Bank’s Open Data policy. Respondents were also asked to indicate their level of agreement that they know how to find information from the Bank and that the Bank is responsive to information requests.
Public Opinion Research Group
The World Bank
The World Bank Microdata Library
The World Bank
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- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
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