The World Bank is interested in gauging the views of clients and partners who are either involved in development in Ethiopia or who observe activities related to social and economic development. The World Bank Country Assessment Survey is meant to give the Bank's team that works in Ethiopia, more in-depth insight into how the Bank's work is perceived. This is one tool the Bank uses to assess the views of its critical stakeholders. With this understanding, the World Bank hopes to develop more effective strategies, outreach and programs that support development in Ethiopia. The World Bank commissioned an independent firm to oversee the logistics of this effort in Ethiopia.
The survey was designed to achieve the following objectives:
- Assist the World Bank in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Ethiopia perceive the Bank;
- Obtain systematic feedback from stakeholders in Ethiopia regarding:
· Their views regarding the general environment in Ethiopia;
· Their perceived overall value of the World Bank in Ethiopia;
· Overall impressions of the World Bank as related to programs, poverty reduction, personal relationships, effectiveness, knowledge base, collaboration, and its day-to-day operation; and
· Perceptions of the World Bank's communication and outreach in Ethiopia.
- Use data to help inform the Ethiopia country team's strategy.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The World Bank Country Assessment Survey covered the following topics:
- General Issues facing Ethiopia
- Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank
- The Work of the World Bank
- The Way the World Bank does Business
- Project/Program Related Issues
- The Future of the World Bank in Ethiopia
- Communication and Outreach
- Background Information
Stakeholders of the World Bank in Ethiopia
Producers and sponsors
Public Opinion Research Group
The World Bank Group
In December 2011, 620 stakeholders of the World Bank in Ethiopia 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 the office of the President or Prime Minister; the office of a Minister; the office of a Parliamentarian; employees of a ministry, ministerial department, or implementation agency; consultants/contractors working on World Bank supported projects/programs; project management units (PMUs); local government officials or staff; bilateral or multilateral agencies; private sector organizations; NGOs (including CBOs); the media; independent government institutions; trade unions; academia, research institutes or think tanks; and the judiciary.
A total of 326 stakeholders participated in the country survey (53%).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Mail Questionnaire [mail]
Data Collection Notes
Respondents received the questionnaire either in person or in the mail and returned the completed questionnaire similarly. Respondents were asked to indicate: their overall attitudes toward the Bank; the importance of specific areas of the Bank's work and the Bank's effectiveness in those areas; and their level of agreement with a series of statements about the way the World Bank does business. Respondents were also asked about general issues facing Ethiopia, the Bank's future role in Ethiopia, and the Bank's communication and outreach efforts in Ethiopia.
The Questionnaire consists of 8 Sections:
1. Background Information:
The first section asked respondents for their current position; specialization; familiarity, exposure to, and involvement with the Bank; geographic location; and age.
2. General Issues facing Ethiopia:
Respondents were asked to indicate what they thought were the most important development priorities, which areas would contribute most to poverty reduction and economic growth in Ethiopia, whether Ethiopia is headed in the right direction, and whether the economy and standard living has improved in the past five years, as well as rating the extent to which Ethiopia was headed in the right direction in terms of specific development areas.
3. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank:
Respondents were asked to rate the extent to which the Bank meets Ethiopia's need for knowledge services, the extent to which the Bank encourages the government to see through reforms, and their agreement with various statements regarding the Bank's programs, poverty mission, relationships, and collaborations in Ethiopia. Respondents were also asked to indicate the areas on which it would be most productive for the Bank to focus its resources and research, what the Bank's level of involvement should be, what they felt were the Bank's greatest values and greatest weaknesses in its work, and with which groups the Bank should work more.
4. The Work of the World Bank:
Respondents were asked to rate their level of importance and the Bank's level of effectiveness across twenty-two areas in which the Bank was involved, such as helping to reduce poverty and encouraging greater transparency in governance.
5. The Way the World Bank does Business:
Respondents were asked to rate the Bank's level of effectiveness in the way it does business, including the Bank's knowledge, personal relationships, collaborations, and poverty mission.
6. Project/Program Related Issues:
Respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement with a series of statements regarding the Bank's programs, day-to-day operations, and collaborations in Ethiopia.
7. The Future of the World Bank in Ethiopia:
Respondents were asked to rate how significant a role the Bank should play in Ethiopia's development and to indicate what the Bank could to make itself of greater value and to what reasons respondents attributed failed or slow reform efforts.
8. Communication and Outreach:
Respondents were asked to indicate where they get information about development issues and the Bank's development activities in Ethiopia, as well as how they prefer to receive information from the Bank. Respondents were also asked to indicate their usage of the Bank's website, PICs, and Development Information Corners, and to evaluate these communication and outreach efforts.
Public Opinion Research Group
The World Bank
The World Bank Microdata Library
The World Bank
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Disclaimer and copyrights
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
World Bank, Development Economics Data Group
Preparation of the metadata
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (December 2013)