As part of its continuous effort to improve its development effectiveness, the World Bank is interested in gauging the views of clients and partners who are either involved in development in Bangladesh or who are observers of the country's social and economic development. The following survey is meant to give the World Bank's team that works on Bangladesh, greater insight into how the Bank's work is perceived. This is one tool the World Bank uses to assess the views of key stakeholders. With this understanding, the World Bank hopes to develop more effective strategies, outreach and programs that support development in Bangladesh.
This survey was designed to achieve the following objectives:
- Assist the World Bank in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Bangladesh perceive the World Bank;
- Obtain systematic feedback from stakeholders in Bangladesh regarding:
· Their views regarding the general environment in Bangladesh;
· Their overall attitudes toward the World Bank in Bangladesh;
· Overall impressions of the World Bank's effectiveness and results, project/program related issues, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Bangladesh; and
· Perceptions of the World Bank's future role in Bangladesh.
- Use data to help inform the Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh
- Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank
- World Bank Effectiveness and Results
- The World Bank's Knowledge Work and Activities
- Working with the World Bank
- The Future Role of the World Bank in Bangladesh
- Communication and Information Sharing
Stakeholders of the World Bank in Bangladesh
Producers and sponsors
Public Opinion Research Group
The World Bank Group
From July to September 2013, 701 stakeholders of the World Bank in Bangladesh 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) overseeing implementation of a project; local government officials or staff; bilateral agencies; multilateral agencies; private sector organizations; private foundations; the financial sector/private banks; NGOs; community-based organizations (CBOs); the media; independent government institutions; trade unions; faith-based groups; academia/research institutes/think tanks; and the judiciary branch.
A total of 366 stakeholders participated in the country survey (52% response rate).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Mail Questionnaire [mail]
Data Collection Notes
Respondents either completed questionnaires with a representative of the fielding agency or they received the questionnaire via courier or email and returned it accordingly. Respondents were asked about: general issues facing Bangladesh; their overall attitudes toward the World Bank; the World Bank's effectiveness and results; the World Bank's knowledge work and activities; working with the World Bank; the Bank's future role in Bangladesh; and the Bank's communication and information sharing in Bangladesh.
Every country that engages in the Country Survey must include specific indicator questions that will be aggregated for the World Bank's annual Corporate Scorecard. These questions are identified throughout the attached survey report.
The Questionnaire consists of 8 Sections:
A. 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 Bangladesh, and their geographic location.
B. General Issues Facing Bangladesh:
Respondents were asked to indicate whether Bangladesh is headed in the right direction, what they thought were the top three most important development priorities and which areas would contribute most to reducing poverty.
C. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank:
Respondents were asked to rate their familiarity with the World Bank, the Bank's effectiveness in Bangladesh, Bank staff preparedness to help Bangladesh solve its development challenges, the Bank's investigation of corruption allegations under the Padma Bridge Project, their 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, and with which stakeholder groups the Bank should collaborate more.
D. World Bank Effectiveness and Results:
Respondents were asked to rate the extent to which the Bank's work helps achieve development results in Bangladesh, the extent to which the Bank meets Bangladesh's needs for knowledge services and financial instruments, and the Bank's level of effectiveness across twenty-eight development areas, such as education.
E. The World Bank's Knowledge Work and Activities:
Respondents were asked to indicate how frequently they consult Bank knowledge work and activities and to rate the effectiveness and quality of the Bank's knowledge work and activities, including how significant of 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 working with the World Bank increasing Bangladesh's institutional capacity.
G. The Future Role of the World Bank in Bangladesh:
Respondents were asked to rate how significant a role the Bank should play in Bangladesh's development in the near future and to indicate what the Bank should do to make itself of greater value in Bangladesh, the two areas related to corruption that the Bank should give greater attention, and the extent to which respondents want to see more World Bank involvement in areas related to corruption.
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 Internet access, and their usage and evaluation of the Bank's websites, Facebook page, and PICs. 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 to evaluate the Bank's information accessibility, responsiveness to information requests, aspects of the Bank's public communications, and communications specific to the Padma Bridge case.
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 (January 2014)