Chile Investment Climate Survey was undertaken between August and December 2004. Data from 948 establishments were analyzed. The sample covered businesses in nine industries, including 6 manufacturing sectors, information technology, biotechnology and fish-farming.
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 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 sample covered establishments in nine industries, including 6 manufacturing sectors, information technology, biotechnology and fish-farming.
Firms of all sizes were included - micro (<16), small (16-49), medium (50-249) and large (250+ workers) firms.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
The following survey instruments are available:
- Productivity and the Investment Climate Private Enterprise Survey in English and Spanish
The questionnaire was based on the standard Investment Climate Survey questionnaire. Specific questions regarding labor regulation, government programs, finance and technology were added, as it became clear that these issues were very important to assess the overall investment climate.
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
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