The World Bank Group Country Opinion Survey Program systematically measures and tracks the perceptions of the World Bank Group'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), 39 countries in FY2018 (July 2017-June 2018), and 42 countries in FY2019 (July 2018-June 2019). In FY2020, surveys were conducted in 24 countries. Nearly all of the World Bank Group's client countries are surveyed in every three year cycle.
The Country Opinion Survey in Vietnam assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Vietnam 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 Vietnam on:
1) their views regarding the general environment in Vietnam;
2) their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Vietnam;
3) overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Vietnam; and
4) their perceptions of the WBG’s future role in Vietnam.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Stakeholders of The World Bank Group in Vietnam
Version 01. Edited, anonymous dataset for public distribution
The scope of the study includes:
- Overall Context
- Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank Group
- World Bank Group’s Work and Engagement on the Ground
- World Bank Group’s Support in Development Areas
- World Bank Group’s Knowledge Work and Activities
- The Future Role of the World Bank Group in Vietnam
- Communication and Information Sharing
- Background Information
- Ho Chi Minh
- Northern Mountain area
- Central coastal area
- Mekong Delta
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 March 2020 through May 2020, 1,043 stakeholders of the World Bank in Vietnam 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 and Prime Minister, office of a Minister, office of a Parliamentarian, employees of ministries/ministerial departments/implementation agencies, Project Management Units (PMUs) overseeing implementation of projects or consultants/contractors working on WBG-supported projects/ programs, local government officials or staff, independent government institutions, the judiciary, state-owned enterprises, bilateral agencies, multilateral agencies, public-private partnerships, private sector organizations, the financial sector/commercial banks, private foundations, NGOs/ community-based organizations (CBOs), trade unions, faith-based groups, youth groups, academia/research institutes/think tanks, and the media.
The results in this year’s Country Survey were compared to those in the FY’17 Country Survey (response rate was 43%, N=632). The samples from FY ’17 and FY ’20 were quite disparate among certain stakeholder groups, making it difficult to weight them for equivalence while maintaining statistical reliability. Therefore, the comparisons by year were analyzed using the original distribution of stakeholders for both years and because of that, it is possible that some differences in responding between years may reflect differences in the samples for FY ’17 and FY ’20, not necessarily changes in attitudes over time. For the year comparison results, please refer to Appendix D (see page 79).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Qualtrics online platform and via post.
Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN)
English and Vietnamese.
Confidentiality of the survey respondents and the sensitive information they provide is necessary to ensure the greatest degree of survey participation, integrity and confidence in the quality of the data. Surveys are usually carried out in cooperation with business organizations and government agencies promoting job creation and economic growth, but confidentiality is never compromised.
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). Vietnam World Bank Group Country Survey (WBCS) 2020, Ref. VNM_2020_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.
DDI Document ID
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Documentation of the DDI
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (August 2020)