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.
Philippines Investment Climate Survey was conducted jointly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank between 2003 and 2004. It covered 716 manufacturing firms.
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Sample survey data [ssd]
Producers and sponsors
Asian Development Bank
Asian Development Bank
This survey covered the four most important manufacturing industries in terms of contribution to GDP: food and food processing, garments, textiles, and electronics. Eight hundred establishments were randomly selected from the country's major industrial centers such as Metro Manila, Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon (Calabarzon), Metro Cebu, Davao-General Santos, and Clark-Subic. Of the total sample of 800 firms, 716 firms responded.
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Data Collection Mode
The current survey instrument is available:
- Investment Climate Survey Questionnaire.
The questionnaire has two parts. Part 1 contains questions on the perceptions of the chief operation officer or general manager on the constraints to the establishment, government relations, infrastructure, legal environment and conflict resolution, capacity, innovation, learning, and labor relations. Part 2 was administered to the chief accountant and human resource managers to obtain answers to specific questions relating to corporate finance and human resources.
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 https://www.enterprisesurveys.org"
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.
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