The Kazakhstan Country Opinion Survey is a part of the County Opinion Survey Program series of the World Bank Group (WBG). In November 2013 - January 2014, 372 stakeholders of the World Bank Group in Kazakhstan were invited to participate in the survey.
The survey assists the World Bank Group in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Kazakhstan perceive the WBG. It provides the institution with systematic feedback from national and local governments, multilateral and bilateral agencies, media, academia, the private sector, and civil society in Kazakhstan on:
1) their views regarding the general environment in Kazakhstan;
2) their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Kazakhstan;
3) overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Kazakhstan;
4) their perceptions of the WBG’s future role in Kazakhstan.
- Astana and Almaty,
- Cities and towns at a regional (oblast) level,
- Settlements at a district (rayon) level.
The majority of respondents (82%) indicated that they were located in Astana or Almaty.
Unit of analysis
Stakeholders of the World Bank Group in Kazakhstan
Producers and sponsors
Public Opinion Research Group
World Bank Group
World Bank Group
Three hundred and seventy two stakeholders of the World Bank Group in Kazakhstan 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; office of a minister; office of a parliamentarian; 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; 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; the judiciary branch; and other organizations.
The stakeholders were selected from a database of contacts with whom WBG regularly interacts locally. Also, a local consulting firm, which distributed the questionnaires, had to contribute to 20% of the sample. The firm mostly provided contact information of non-government organizations that know about the World Bank Group or work with WBG.
When possible, responses from respondents completing 2014 country survey were compared to responses from 146 respondents (88% response rate) who completed the survey in FY 2003.
192 stakeholders participated in the survey (52% response rate).
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
The questionnaire is available in three languages: English, Russian and Kazakh. The survey was conducted in Russian and Kazakh.
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
Public Opinion Research Group (WBG). Kazakhstan World Bank Group Country Survey (WBCS) 2014, Ref. KAZ_2014_WBCS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
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.