The World Bank Group is interested in gauging the views of clients and partners who are either involved in development in Turkey or who observe activities related to social and economic development. The World Bank Country Assessment Survey will give the World Bank Group's team that works in Turkey, greater insight into how the Bank's work is perceived. This is one tool the World Bank Group uses to assess the views of its stakeholders, and to develop more effective strategies that support development in Turkey.
A local independent firm has been hired to oversee the logistics of this survey. This ensures anonymity and confidentiality. Finally, the survey relates to the World Bank Group's work. The World Bank Group consists of IBRD, IDA, IFC, MIGA, and ICSID.
The survey was designed to achieve the following objectives:
- Assist the World Bank Group in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Turkey perceive the World Bank Group;
- Obtain systematic feedback from stakeholders in Turkey regarding:
· Their views regarding the general environment in Turkey;
· Their overall attitudes toward the World Bank Group in Turkey;
· Overall impressions of the World Bank Group's effectiveness and results, project/program related issues, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Turkey; and
· Perceptions of the World Bank Group's future role in Turkey.
- Use data to help inform Turkey country team's strategy.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of analysis
Stakeholders of the World Bank in Turkey.
Producers and sponsors
Public Opinion Research Group
The World Bank Group
The World Bank Group
Funding the study
In February-April 2014, 742 stakeholders of the World Bank Group in Turkey were invited to provide their opinions on the World Bank Group's assistance to the country by participating in a country survey. Participants in the survey were drawn from the office of the President; the office of the Prime Minister; the office of a Minister; the office of a Parliamentarian; employees of ministries, ministerial departments, or implementation agencies; consultants/contractors working on World Bank Group-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 279 stakeholders participated in the survey (38% response rate).
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
The Questionnaire consists of 8 Sections:
1. General Issues Facing Turkey: Respondents were asked to indicate whether Turkey is headed in the right direction, what they thought were the top three most important development priorities in the country, which areas would contribute most to reducing poverty and generating economic growth in Turkey, and how "shared prosperity" would be best achieved in Turkey.
2. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank Group (WBG): Respondents were asked to rate their familiarity with the WBG, the WBG's effectiveness in Turkey, WBG staff preparedness to help Turkey solve its development challenges, their agreement with various statements regarding the WBG's work, and the extent to which the WBG is an effective development partner. Respondents were also asked to indicate the WBG's greatest values and weaknesses, the most effective instruments in helping reduce poverty in Turkey, with which stakeholder groups the WBG should collaborate more, and in which sectoral areas the WBG should focus most of its resources (financial and knowledge services).
3. World Bank Group's Effectiveness and Results: Respondents were asked to rate the extent to which the WBG's work helps achieve development results in Turkey, the extent to which the WBG meets Turkey's needs for knowledge services and financial instruments, the importance of the WBG being involved in twenty-seven areas of development and the WBG's level of effectiveness across twenty-three development areas.
4. The World Bank Group's Knowledge Work and Activities: Respondents were asked to indicate how frequently they consult WBG's knowledge work and activities and to rate the effectiveness and quality of the WBG's knowledge, including how significant of a contribution it makes to development results and its technical quality.
5. Working with the World Bank Group: Respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement with a series of statements regarding working with the WBG, such as the WBG's "Safeguard Policy" requirements being reasonable.
6. The Future Role of the World Bank Group in Turkey: Respondents were asked to indicate what the WBG should do to make itself of greater value in Turkey and which services the WBG should offer more of in the country.
7. Communication and Information Sharing: Respondents were asked to indicate how they get information about economic and social development issues, and their usage and evaluation of the WBG's websites and social media channels. Respondents were also asked about their awareness of the WBG's Access to Information policy, past information requests from the WBG, and their level of agreement that they use more data from the WBG as a result of the WBG's Open Data policy.
8. Background Information: Respondents were asked to indicate their current position, specialization, whether they professionally collaborate with the WBG, their exposure to the WBG in Turkey, which WBG agencies they work with, and their geographic location.
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.