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 West Bank and Gaza assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in West Bank and Gaza 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 West Bank and Gaza on 1) their views regarding the general environment in West Bank and Gaza; 2) their overall attitudes toward the WBG in West Bank and Gaza; 3) overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in West Bank and Gaza; and 4) their perceptions of the WBG’s future role in West Bank and Gaza.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The scope of the study includes:
- General Issues Facing the Palestinian territories
- 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 the Palestinian territories
- Communication and Information Sharing
- Background Information
West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem.
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 May to June 2017, 413 stakeholders of the WBG in the Palestinian territories were invited to provide their opinions on the WBG’s work in the country by participating in a Country Opinion Survey (COS). 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 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.
The results of this year’s Country Survey were compared to those of the Country Survey conducted in FY ’13 (response rate was 34%, N = 119). The data were weighted to reach similar stakeholder compositions across the two survey years, allowing for more statistically reliable comparisons. Note, stakeholders who identified themselves as “Other” in the stakeholder category options were not included in these comparisons. As a result, mean ratings, percentages of respondents, and the total number of respondents in both years are slightly different from those of the original data reported in the FY ’13 COS report and the non-weighted data presented in this report. For the weighted stakeholder breakdown and year comparison results, please refer to Appendix E (see page 110) of FY 2017 The Palestinian Territories Country Opinion Survey.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Face to face and email/ online.
Palestinian Center for Public Opinion
The questionnaire consisted of 8 Sections:
A. General Issues Facing the Palestinian territories
B. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank Group
C. World Bank Group's Effectiveness and Results
D. The World Bank Group's Knowledge Work and Activities (i.e., analysis studies, research, data, reports, conferences)
E. Working with the World Bank Group
F. The Future Role of the World Bank Group in the Palestinian territories
G. Communication and Information Sharing
H. Background Information
English and Arabic.
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.
DDI Document ID
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Documentation of the DDI
DDI Document version
Version 01 (July 2018)