Kenya Investment Climate Survey was carried out in 2002-2003 by the World Bank's Regional Program on Enterprise Development (RPED) in collaboration with Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). The survey covered 284 formal manufacturing firms.
The questionnaire contained a range of questions on such issues as the production process, cost of inputs, access to finance, types and cost of labor used, and costs incurred in preventing or treating HIV/AIDS.
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
Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis