El Salvador Investment Climate Survey 2003 was performed between November 2003 and May 2004. It covered 465 manufacturing firms.
The Investment Climate Surveys (ICS) were conducted by the World Bank and its partners across all geographic regions and covered firms of all sizes in many industries. The ICS collected a wide array of qualitative and quantitative information through face-to-face interviews with managers and owners regarding the investment climate in their country and the productivity of their firms. Topics covered in the ICS included the obstacles to doing business, infrastructure, finance, labor, corruption and regulation, contract enforcement, law and order, innovation and technology, and firm productivity. Taken together, the qualitative and quantitative data helped connect a country’s investment climate characteristics with firm productivity and performance.
Firm-level surveys have been administered since 1998 by different units within the World Bank. Since 2005-06, most data collection efforts have been centralized within the Enterprise Analysis Unit (FPDEA). Enterprise Surveys, a replacement for Investment Climate Surveys, are now conducted by the Enterprise Analysis Unit.
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Sample survey data [ssd]
Producers and sponsors
The survey covered a stratified sample of 465 manufacturing firms. About 60 percent of the sampled firms were from San Salvador (the capital city), 16 percent from the province of La Libertad and the remaining 24 percent from eleven other provinces. The sample was drawn randomly from nine manufacturing sub-sectors, and encompassed companies of all sizes. The sample was selected to be representative by sector - with 90% confidence and a sampling error of 9% - and was then stratified by size and region.
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
The current survey instrument is available:
- Investment Climate in El Salvador: Firm Survey
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