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 Myanmar assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Myanmar 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 Myanmar on 1) their views regarding the general environment in Myanmar; 2) their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Myanmar; 3) overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Myanmar; and 4) their perceptions of the WBG’s future role in Myanmar.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Stakeholders of the World Bank Group in Myanmar.
v01, 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 Myanmar
- Communication and Information Sharing
- Background Information
- Nay Pyi Taw
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 March 2020, 444 stakeholders of the WBG in Myanmar 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 Union Government; from State/Region government; Project Management Units (PMUs) overseeing implementation of WBG projects; members of Parliament; from bilateral and multilateral agencies; local and international NGOs/CSOs; the judicial system; academia/research institutes/think tanks; private sector organizations; beneficiaries; the media; and from other organizations.
The results in this year’s Country Survey were compared to those in the Country Survey conducted in FY’17 (response rate was 39%, N=117). 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’17 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 66) in the attached report.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Via Courier and online Qualtrics platform.
Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation
English and Burmese.
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). Myanmar, World Bank Group Country Survey (WBCS) 2020, Ref. MMR_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 Group
Documentation of the DDI
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
v01 (October 2020)