This research of private non-agricultural firms with less than five employees was conducted in Guinea in December 2006, at the same time with 2006 Guinea Enterprise Survey. Data from 104 establishments were analyzed.
Micro-Enterprise Survey topics include firm characteristics, gender participation, access to finance, annual sales, costs of inputs/labor, workforce composition, bribery, licensing, infrastructure, trade, crime, competition, capacity utilization, land and permits, taxation, informality, business-government relations, innovation and technology, and performance measures. The questionnaire also assesses the respondents' opinions on what are the obstacles to firm growth and performance.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Regions covered are selected based on the number of establishments, contribution to employment, and value added. In most cases these regions are metropolitan areas and reflect the largest centers of economic activity in a country.
Unit of analysis
The survey targets manufacturing/services/construction and transport/IT sectors establishments with one to four employees.
The whole population, or the universe, covered in the Micro-Enterprise Surveys is the non-agricultural economy. It comprises: all manufacturing sectors according to the ISIC Revision 3.1 group classification (group D), construction sector (group F), services sector (groups G and H), and transport, storage, and communications sector (group I). Note that this population definition excludes the following sectors: financial intermediation (group J), real estate and renting activities (group K, except sub-sector 72, IT, which was added to the population under study), and all public or utilities sectors.
Producers and sponsors
Sampling techniques are similar for Guinea 2006 Micro-Enterprise and Enterprise surveys.
In the Enterprise Survey, the universe is stratified by industry sectors, establishment size and regions. In the Micro-Enterprise Survey, stratification by size is missing: all businesses surveyed have less than five workers.
For more technical details on the sampling strategy for the Enterprise Surveys, please review "Sampling Methodology" in "Technical Documents" folder.
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
The current survey instrument is available:
Guinea Micro-Enterprise Survey Questionnaire 2006.
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.
Firm-level data is available to the public free-of-charge. In order to access the data, users must agree to abide by a strict confidentiality agreement available through Enterprise Analysis Unit website by clicking on "External users register here" at https://www.enterprisesurveys.org/Portal
Where necessary please site the source as "Enterprise Analysis Unit - World Bank Group www.enterprisesurveys.org"