The Country Opinion Survey in Macedonia assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Macedonia 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 Macedonia on 1) their views regarding the general environment in Macedonia; 2) their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Macedonia; 3) overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Macedonia; and 4) their perceptions of the WBG’s future role in Macedonia.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Skopje and Outside Skopje.
Unit of analysis
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
Funded the study
From December 2018, 336 stakeholders of the WBG in FYR Macedonia 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 agencies, multilateral agencies, private sector organizations, the financial sector/private banks, private foundations, 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 ’17 (response rate was 52%, N = 206). The data were weighted to reach similar stakeholder compositions across both 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 ’17 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 86) of the report.
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
The questionnaire consisted of 8 Sections:
A. General Issues Facing FYR Macedonia
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 FYR Macedonia
G. Communication and Information Sharing
H. Background Information
The questionnaire was prepared in English and Macedonian.
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
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