Guatemala Investment Climate Survey 2003 was performed in summer and fall 2003 across 15 provinces. It covered 455 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.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Producers and sponsors
The survey covers a stratified sample of 455 firms in 10 manufacturing sectors.
Two criteria were used to choose industries for the survey: the industries had to be important to the Guatemalan economy, and there had to be some overlap with industries covered by surveys in other countries to facilitate comparisons. Industries included in the survey are: Apparel, Textiles, Beverages, food and tobacco, furniture and wood products, leather products, Non-metal minerals, metal products and paper, and commerce. The survey collected data from a total of 455 firms in Guatemala city and surrounding areas.
Lacking a reliable and updated universe, the team and the survey firm had to develop its own sample frame. It adopted the methodology of assembling in one unique frame the establishment lists from different sources. The main sample frame used was drawn from the "Directorio Nacional de Empresas y Locales, DINEL", from the Central Bank of Guatemala. It was complemented with the following other sources.
1) Directorio Nacional de Empresas y Locales, DINEL
Banco de Guatemala, Instituto Nacional de Estadística 2001 - 2002
2) Directorio Telefónico de Guatemala Páginas Amarillas PUBLICAR Directorio 2003
3) American Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala Directorio 2003
4) Asociación Gremial de Exportadores de Productos No Tradicionales (AGEXPRONT). Directorio de Exportadores.
5) Vestuario y Textiles (VESTEX) Directorio
6) Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT) Directorio Hotelero.
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
The current survey instrument is available:
- Investment Climate Survey
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