The World Bank Group Country Opinion Survey Program systematically measures and tracks the perceptions of the World Bank's clients, partners, and other stakeholders across the globe in client countries. The Public Opinion Research Group surveyed 29 countries in FY2012 (July 2011-June 2012) and 41 countries in FY2013 (July 2012-June 2013). In FY2014, surveys were conducted in 42 countries and in FY2015 - in 35 countries. Nearly all of the World Bank Group's client countries are surveyed in three year cycles.
The Country Opinion Survey in Sudan assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Sudan perceive the WBG. It provides the WBG with systematic feedback from national and local governments, multilateral/bilateral agencies, media, academia, the private sector, and civil society in Sudan on:
1) their views regarding the general environment in Sudan;
2) their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Sudan;
3) overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Sudan; and
4) their perceptions of the WBG’s future role in Sudan.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Stakeholders in Sudan
v01, edited anonymous dataset for public distribution
Coding schemes of output data:
Single-choice questions: Response options are coded according to corresponding numbers in the questionnaire.
Multiple-choice questions: When a response option is checked, it is coded as “1,” when a response option is not checked, it is coded as “0.”
10-point scale questions: “1” corresponds to the lowest value, “10” corresponds to the highest value. “Don’t know” is coded as “11”.
Yes/no questions: “Yes” is coded as “1,” “No” is coded as “2.”
The scope of the study includes:
- General issues facing Sudan
- Overall attitudes toward the World Bank Group
- World Bank Group's effectiveness and results
- The World Bank Group's knowledge work and activities
- Working with the World Bank Group
- The multi partner/donor trust fund in Sudan as managed by the World Bank
- The future role of the World Bank Group in Sudan
- Communication and information sharing
- Background information
Central Sudan (Khartoum, Gezira, Sennar, Blue Nile, and White Nile States), Northern Sudan (Nile and Northern States), Eastern Sudan (Gedarif, Kassala, and Red Sea States) and Western Sudan (North Kordofan, West Kordofan, and South Kordofan States).
Opinion leaders from national and local governments, multilateral/bilateral agencies, media, academia, the private sector, and civil society.
Producers and sponsors
Public Opinion Research Group
World Bank Group
World Bank Group
From February to April 2015, 439 stakeholders of the World Bank Group in Sudan were invited to provide their opinions on the WBG’s assistance to the country by participating in a country survey. Participants in the survey were drawn from among the office of the President; the office of a Minister; the office of a Parliamentarian; employees of a ministry, ministerial department, or implementation agency; project management units (PMUs) overseeing implementation of a project or consultants/contractors working on World Bank Group-supported projects/programs; local government officials or staff; bilateral/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; youth groups; academia/research institutes/think tanks; and the judiciary branch. A total of 273 stakeholders participated in the survey (62% response rate).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
English and Arabic.
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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 (The World Bank Group). Sudan World Bank Group Country Survey (WBCS) 2015, Ref. SDN_2015_WBCS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
DDI Document ID
Development Data Group
The World Bank Group
GP External Comms.
The World Bank Group
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
v01 (July 2016)