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), 42 countries in FY2019 (July 2018-June 2019), and 21 countries in FY2020 (July 2019-June 2020). In FY2021, surveys were conducted in 45 countries. Nearly all of the World Bank Group’s client countries are surveyed in every three year cycle.
The Country Opinion Survey in Russia assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Russia 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 Russia on 1) their views regarding the general environment in Russia; 2) their overall attitudes toward the WBG in Russia; 3) overall impressions of the WBG’s effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Russia; and 4) their perceptions of the WBG’s future role in Russia.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Version 03: Edited, anonymous dataset for public distribution.
This version contains updated survey dataset.
The scope of the study includes:
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 Russia
Communication and Information Sharing
Central Federal District
Northwestern Federal District
Southern Federal District
North Caucasian Federal District
Volga Federal District
Ural Federal District
Siberian Federal District
Far Eastern Federal District
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 January to April 2021, 545 stakeholders of the WBG in Russia 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 Office of the President, Prime Minister; office of a minister; office of a parliamentarian; ministries/ministerial departments/implementation agencies; project management units (PMUs) overseeing implementation of WBG projects; consultants/contractors working on WBG-supported projects/programs; local governments; independent government institutions; the judicial system; state-owned enterprises; bilateral and multilateral agencies; private sector organizations; the financial sector/private banks; private foundations; NGOs and community based organizations; trade unions; faith-based groups; youth groups; academia/research institutes/think tanks; the media; and other organizations.
Response rate was 24%.
The questionnaire used to collect the survey data consisted of the following 8 sections:
A. Overall Context
B. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank Group
C. World Bank Group’s Work and Engagement on the Ground
D. World Bank Group’s Support in Development Areas
E. World Bank Group’s Knowledge Work and Activities
F. The Future Role of the World Bank Group in Russia
G. Communication and Information Sharing
H. Background Information
The questionnaire was prepared in English and Russian.
Dates of Data Collection
Mode of data collection
Magram Market Research LLC
Data Collection Notes
Via courier, mail, email, and online Qualtrics platform.
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 Group
Documentation of the survey
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 03 (September 2022). The survey documentation is updated with corrected dataset.