The World Bank is interested in gauging the views of clients and partners who are either involved in development in Honduras or who observe activities related to social and economic development. The World Bank Country Assessment Survey is meant to give the World Bank's team that works in Honduras, greater insight into how the Bank's work is perceived. This is one tool the World 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 Honduras. The World Bank commissioned an independent firm to oversee the logistics of this effort in Honduras.
This survey was designed to achieve the following objectives:
- Assist the World Bank in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Honduras perceive the Bank;
- Obtain systematic feedback from stakeholders in Honduras regarding:
· Their views regarding the general environment in Honduras;
· Their overall attitudes toward the World Bank in Honduras;
· Overall impressions of the World Bank's effectiveness and results, knowledge and research, and communication and information sharing in Honduras;
· Perceptions of the World Bank's future role in Honduras.
- Use data to help inform Honduras 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 Honduras
- 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 Honduras
- Communication and Information Sharing
- Background Information
Stakeholders of the World Bank in Honduras
Producers and sponsors
Public Opinion Research Group
The World Bank Group
In May-June 2013, 300 stakeholders of the World Bank in Honduras 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 the office of a minister; 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) overseeing implementation of a project; local government officials or staff; bilateral and multilateral agencies; private sector organizations; private foundations; the financial sector/private banks; NGOs; community-based organizations; the media; independent government institutions; trade unions; academia/research institutes/think tanks; and other organizations.
A total of 130 stakeholders participated in the survey (43% response rate).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Mail Questionnaire [mail]
Data Collection Notes
Respondents received questionnaires via courier and returned them accordingly. Respondents were asked about: general issues facing Honduras; their overall attitudes toward the Bank; the World Bank's effectiveness and results; the Bank's knowledge and research; working with the World Bank; the Bank's future role in Honduras; and the Bank's communication and information sharing in Honduras.
The Questionnaire consists of 8 Sections:
A. General Issues Facing Honduras:
Respondents were asked to indicate whether Honduras is headed in the right direction, what they thought were the top three most important development priorities in the country, and whether they think the Bank is effectively investing to support these priorities.
B. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank:
Respondents were asked to rate their familiarity with the World Bank, the Bank's effectiveness in Honduras, Bank staff preparedness to help Honduras solve its development challenges, their agreement with various statements regarding the Bank's work, and the extent to which the Bank is an effective development partner. Respondents were asked to indicate the Bank's greatest values, the most effective instruments in helping to reduce poverty in Honduras, with which stakeholder groups the Bank should collaborate more, and to what reasons respondents attributed failed or slow reform efforts.
C. World Bank Effectiveness and Results:
Respondents were asked to rate the extent to which the Bank's work helps achieve development results in Honduras, the extent to which the Bank meets Honduras's needs for knowledge services and financial instruments, and the Bank's level of effectiveness across sixteen development areas, such as education, anti-corruption, job creation/employment, and crime and violence.
D. The World Bank's Knowledge:
Respondents were asked to indicate how frequently they consult Bank knowledge and research, to rate the effectiveness and quality of the Bank's knowledge and research, including how significant of a contribution it makes to development results and its technical quality, and to rate how effective the Bank is at providing linkage to non-Bank expertise.
E. 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, the Bank imposing reasonable conditions on its lending, disbursing funds promptly, increasing Honduras's institutional capacity, and providing effective implementation support.
F. The Future Role of the World Bank in Honduras:
Respondents were asked to indicate what the Bank should do to make itself of greater value, what would be the most valuable ways the Bank could support Honduras's efforts to see through pro poor growth, and what would be the most valuable ways the Bank could support the country's efforts to decrease the levels of crime and violence in Honduras.
G. 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, and their usage and evaluation of the Bank's websites. Respondents were asked about their awareness of the Bank's Access to Information policy, 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 about their level of agreement that they know how to find information from the Bank, that the Bank's websites are easy to navigate and useful, and that the Bank is responsive to information requests. Respondents were also asked to indicate what connection they primarily use when visiting a Bank website, whether they use/have used the Bank's Public Information Centers (PICs) in Honduras, and whether they find the Bank's PIC a valuable source of information related to the development in Honduras.
H. Background Information:
Respondents were asked to indicate their current position, specialization, whether they professionally collaborate with the World Bank, their exposure to the Bank in Honduras, and their geographic location.
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
- the source and date of download
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