The World Bank Group is interested in gauging the views of clients and partners who are either involved in development in Mexico or who observe activities related to social and economic development. The following survey will give the World Bank Group's team that works in Mexico, 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. With this understanding, the World Bank Group hopes to develop more effective strategies, outreach and programs that support development in Mexico. The World Bank Group commissioned an independent firm to oversee the logistics of this effort in Mexico.
This survey was designed to achieve the following objectives:
- Assist the World Bank Group in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Mexico perceive the Bank Group;
- Obtain systematic feedback from stakeholders in Mexico regarding:
· Their views regarding the general environment in Mexico;
· Their overall attitudes toward the World Bank Group in Mexico;
· Overall impressions of the World Bank Group's effectiveness and results, knowledge and convening services, and communication and information sharing in Mexico;
· Perceptions of the World Bank Group's future role in Mexico.
- Use data to help inform Mexico country team's strategy.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Stakeholders in Mexico
The World Bank Country Assessment Survey covered the following topics:
A. General Issues Facing Mexico
B. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank Group (WBG)
C. World Bank Effectiveness and Results
D.The World Bank Group's Knowledge Work and Activities
E. Working with the World Bank Group
F. The Future Role of the World Bank Group in Mexico
G. Communication and Information Sharing
H. Background Information
- Mexico City
- Outside Mexico City
Stakeholders in Mexico
Producers and sponsors
Public Opinion Research Group
The World Bank Group
In May-June 2014, 400 stakeholders of the World Bank Group in Mexico were invited to provide their opinions on the WBG's work in the country by participating in a country opinion survey. Participants were drawn from the office of the President; the office of a Minister; office of a parliamentarian; ministries, ministerial departments, or implementation agencies; consultants/contractors working on WBG-supported projects/programs; project management units (PMUs) overseeing implementation of a project; local government officials; 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; faith-based groups; academia/research institutes/think tanks; judiciary branch; and other organizations.
A total of 191 stakeholders participated in the survey (48% response rate).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Respondents received a link to an online version of the questionnaire and completed the survey on the Qualtrics platform.
The Questionnaire consists of following sections:
A. General Issues Facing Mexico: Respondents were asked to indicate whether Mexico 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 how "shared prosperity" would be best achieved.
B. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank Group (WBG): Respondents were asked to rate their familiarity with the WBG and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the effectiveness the WBG in Mexico, how effectively different parts of the WBG collaborate, WBG staff preparedness, their agreement with various statements regarding the WBG's work, and the extent to which the WBG is an effective development partner. Respondents were asked to indicate the WBG's greatest weaknesses, in which sectoral areas the WBG should focus most of its resources, which groups the Bank Group should collaborate with more, and to what reasons respondents attributed failed or slow reform efforts.
C. 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 Mexico, the extent to which the World Bank and IFC meet Mexico's needs for financial instruments respectively, the extent to which the WBG meets Mexico's needs for knowledge and convening services, and the WBG's effectiveness in eleven development areas serving four thematic objectives in Mexico's 2014-2019 Development Strategy. Respondents were also asked to rate the extent to which Mexico received value for money from the WBG's reimbursable advisory services.
D. The World Bank Group's knowledge and convening services: Respondents were asked to indicate how frequently they consult WBG's knowledge and convening services and to rate the effectiveness and quality of the WBG's knowledge and convening services, including how significant of a contribution it makes to development results and its technical quality. Respondents were also asked about the LAC Flagship Report (Latin American Entrepreneurs: Many Firms but Little Innovation), including if it raised substantive new information, and whether it provided them with useful information in terms of work they do.
E. 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, and disbursing funds promptly.
F. The Future Role of the World Bank Group in Mexico: Respondents were asked to indicate what the WBG should do to make itself of greater value in Mexico, and which services the Bank should offer more of in the country. They were asked whether WBG has moved to the right direction, how significant the roles of the WBG, IFC, and international development cooperation are in Mexico's development respectively in the near future.
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 WBG, and their usage and evaluation of the WBG's websites. Respondents were also asked about their awareness of the WBG's Access to Information policy, were asked to rate WBG's responsiveness to information requests, value of its social media channels, and levels of easiness to find information they needed.
H. Development Organization in the Region: Respondents were asked to rate their level of familiarity with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and its effectiveness.
I. Background Information: Respondents were asked to indicate their current position, specialization, whether they professionally collaborate with the WBG, their exposure to the WBG in Mexico, which WBG agencies they work with, whether IFC and the Bank work well together, and their geographic location.
Public Opinion Research Group
The World Bank Group
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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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Disclaimer and copyrights
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DDI Document ID
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Documentation of the DDI
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (November 2014)