Podgorica, (MINA-BUSINESS) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the World Bank (WB) are launching a new round of enterprise surveys in more than 40 countries, including Montenegro.
“The objective of the survey is to seek feedback from private sector enterprises on the state of the business environment in each of the participating countries, and use the feedback to assess opportunities and constraints to private sector growth,” says a press release issued by the EBRD.
The EBRD says that the survey will be conducted through interviews with private firms in the manufacturing and services sectors in each country.
“In Montenegro, Ipsos is in charge of data collection and interviews with random companies, which will start in December. This activity will continue until May 2019, while preliminary survey results will be available in the second half of the next year,” says EBRD.
Together with additional information from similar surveys in other participating countries, the findings of the enterprise survey will constitute the basis for evidence-based analytical work which might shed light on how to promote investment, productivity and economic growth in these countries.
“The survey is comparable to other World Bank Enterprise Surveys which are carried out worldwide using a standard methodology,” the press release says.
Topics included in the questionnaire – such as productivity, the adoption of technology and innovation, competition, the qualification of the workforce, informality, access to financial services, infrastructure and the impact of government regulations – will be comparable on a global scale.
The survey will also include a module on the green economy.
“This round of enterprise surveys will be carried out in more than 40 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa,” the press release says.
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