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), 41 countries in FY2013 (July 2012-June 2013), 42 countries in FY2014 (July 2013-June 2014), 35 countries in FY2015 (July 2014-June 2015), and 45 countries in FY2016 (July 2015-June 2016). In FY2017, surveys were conducted in 35 countries. Nearly all of the World Bank Group's client countries are surveyed in every three year cycle.
The Country Opinion Survey in Ukraine assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Ukraine 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 Ukraine on:
1) their views regarding the general environment in Ukraine;
2) their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Ukraine;
3) overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Ukraine; and
4) their perceptions of the WBG’s future role in Ukraine.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Stakeholders of the World Bank Group in Ukraine.
- v01: edited and anonymous data for public distribution.
The scope of the study includes:
- General Issues Facing Ukraine
- 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 Future Role of the World Bank Group in Ukraine
- Communication and Information Sharing
- Background Information
Kyiv, Oblast Center and Other City.
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 November to December 2016, 200 stakeholders of the WBG in Ukraine 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/Prime Minister, office of a Minister, office of a Parliamentarian, employees of ministries/ministerial departments/ implementation agencies, Project Management Units (PMUs) overseeing implementation of WBG projects or consultants/contractors working on WBG-supported projects/programs, local government office or staff, bilateral/multilateral agencies, private sector organizations, 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 118 stakeholders participated in the survey (59% response rate).
The results of this year’s Country Survey were compared to those in the Country Survey conducted in FY ’14 (response rate was 53%, N=169). Although the FY ’14 and FY ’17 COS recruited respondents from the same stakeholder groups, the samples from both years were quite discrepant in the number of respondents that responded from individual stakeholder groups, making it impractical to attempt weighting the samples to achieve approximate equivalence. Thus, it should be noted that differences between the two COS may be due to actual changes within the country, but could also represent changes in the respondent samples across the two years. For more details on the stakeholder breakdown and year comparison results, please refer to Appendix E (Report, page 95) in the Related Materials.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Via courier and post.
Center of Social Expertise
The questionnaire is in English and Ukrainian. The English version is provided as related material.
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). Ukraine - World Bank Group Country Survey (WBCS) 2017, Ref. UKR_2016_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.