The files shown below contain the data from the Private Sector Survey conducted for the World Development Report (WDR) 1997. The data presented here covers 67 countries. The purpose of the survey was to better understand the constraints imposed by government action that hinder development of private business.
The data of the WDR 1997 Survey, featured below, is in comma-delimited format and it includes the following files. See the WBES page for interactive access to the recent World Business Environment Survey.
Describes the distribution of the survey sample, by giving information on percentages of firms within every major firm characteristic that was recorded in the "General Information" section of the survey
Presents the country means for the complete sample.
Presents the country means for the small-sized firms (less than 50 employees) sample.
Presents the country means for the medium-sized firms (between 50 and 200 employees) sample
Presents the country means for the large size firms (more than 200 employees) sample
Presents the country means for the manufacture sector firms sample
Presents the country means for the services firms sample
Presents the country means for the sample of firms located in the capital city
Presents the country means for the sample of firms with foreign participation
Presents the country means for the sample of firms without foreign participation
Presents the country means for the sample of exporting firms
Describes the Survey (Word format)
Data sets are provided in two compressed formats: as a self-extracting exe file and as a zip file. Both files contain the same information.
The data sets included with some of the published articles and working papers are provided in two compressed formats: as a self-extracting exe file and as a zip file. Please note that the exe file and the zip file for a particular data set contain identical information; there is no need to download both files.
Exe files are self-extracting DOS/Windows files. To open them, double click on the file name in Windows or type the name of the file at the C: prompt in DOS.
Zip files are compressed files which are not self-extracting. To open them, you will need an unzipping utility such as Winzip (for Windows) or Stuffit Expander (for Windows and Macintosh).