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 Timor Leste assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Timor Leste 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 Timor Leste on:
1) Their views regarding the general environment in Timor Leste;
2) Their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Timor Leste;
3) Overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Timor Leste; and
4) Their perceptions of the WBG’s future role in Timor Leste.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Stakeholders of the World Bank Group in Timor Leste.
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 Timor-Leste
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 Timor-Leste
Communication and Information Sharing
Dili, District capitals, Sub-district level and Suco.
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 2017, 203 stakeholders of the WBG in Timor-Leste 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 ’14 (response rate was 74%, N = 163). The data were weighted to reach similar stakeholder compositions across the two survey years, allowing for more statistically reliable comparisons. Note, there were insufficient numbers of respondents from academia in both years to be included in these analyses. Also, 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 ’14 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 (Report, page 90) in the Related Materials.
The questionnaire is in English and Tetum. The English version is provided as related material.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Notes
Face to face and email/ online.
The World Bank
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). Timor Leste- World Bank Group Country Survey (WBCS) 2017, Ref. TLS_2017_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.