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), 45 countries in FY2016 (July 2015-June 2016), 35 countries in FY2017 (July 2016-June 2017), and 39 countries in FY2018 (July 2017-June 2018). In FY2019, surveys were conducted in 42 countries. Nearly all of the World Bank Group's client countries are surveyed in every three year cycle.
The Country Opinion Survey in Belarus assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Belarus 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 Belarus on 1) their views regarding the general environment in Belarus; 2) their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Belarus; 3) overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Belarus; and 4) their perceptions of the WBG’s future role in Belarus.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The scope of the study includes:
- General Issues Facing Belarus
- 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 Belarus
- Communication and Information Sharing
- Background Information
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
In April-June 2019, 202 stakeholders of the WBG in Belarus 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 presidential administration; cabinet of ministers; parliament; ministries/committees; Project Management Units (PMUs) overseeing implementation of WBG projects; consultants/contractors working on WBG-supported projects/programs; local governments; bilateral and multilateral agencies; private sector organizations; the financial sector/commercial banks; NGOs and community-based organizations; the media; trade unions; academia/research institutes/think tanks; the judiciary branch; and other organizations.
The results in this year's Country Survey were compared to those in the Country Survey conducted in FY'16 (response rate was 57%, N=142). Data were weighted to reach the same stakeholder composition in two years, which allows for year comparisons. Stakeholder groups which were not present in both fiscal years were not included in the comparison. Respondents who belonged to the “other” stakeholder category were not included either. 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'16 COS report and the non-weighted data presented in appendices A, B, C and E. For the weighted stakeholder breakdown and year comparison results, please refer to Appendix D (page 61) of the survey final report.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Via mail and online Qualtrics.
The questionnaire used to collect the survey data consisted of the following 8 sections:
A. General Issues Facing Belarus
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 Belarus
G. Communication and Information Sharing
H. Background Information
The questionnaire was prepared in English and Russian.
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
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (November 2019)