Future of Business Survey - Aggregated Data

The Future of Business survey is a collaboration between Facebook, the OECD and the World Bank to provide timely insights on the perceptions, challenges, and outlook of online Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Future of Business survey was first launched as a monthly survey in 17 countries in February 2016 and expanded to include 42 countries in 2018. In early 2019 the Future of Business will expand to additional countries and move to a bi-annual cadence.

The target population consists of SMEs that have an active Facebook business Page and include both newer and longer-standing businesses, spanning across a variety of sectors. To date, more than 80 million SMEs have created a Facebook Page, and more than 350,000 of these Facebook Page owners have taken the survey. With more businesses leveraging online tools each day, the survey provides a lens into a new mobilized, digital economy and, in particular, insights on the actors: a relatively unmeasured community worthy of deeper consideration and considerable policy interest.

The survey includes questions about perceptions of current and future economic activity, challenges, business characteristics and strategy. Custom modules include questions related to regulation, access to finance, digital payments, and digital skills. The full questionnaire is available for download.

This dataset contains survey response data aggregated by country and month.

Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Gender
Private Sector Development
Trade
Economy Coverage: 
High Income
Upper Middle Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Geographical Coverage: 
Australia
Indonesia
Japan
Korea, Rep.
Malaysia
Philippines
Taiwan, China
Thailand
Vietnam
Belgium
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Spain
Sweden
Turkey
United Kingdom
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Mexico
Peru
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Israel
Canada
United States
Bangladesh
India
Pakistan
Nigeria
South Africa
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Temporal Coverage: 
2016 - 2018

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
Biannually
Release Date: 
September 15, 2016

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
July 31, 2018

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The Future of Business survey is a collaboration between Facebook, the OECD and the World Bank to provide timely insights on the perceptions, challenges, and outlook of online Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Future of Business survey was first launched as a monthly survey in 17 countries in February 2016 and expanded to include 42 countries in 2018. In early 2019 the Future of Business will expand to additional countries and move to a bi-annual cadence.

The target population consists of SMEs that have an active Facebook business Page and include both newer and longer-standing businesses, spanning across a variety of sectors. To date, more than 80 million SMEs have created a Facebook Page, and more than 350,000 of these Facebook Page owners have taken the survey. With more businesses leveraging online tools each day, the survey provides a lens into a new mobilized, digital economy and, in particular, insights on the actors: a relatively unmeasured community worthy of deeper consideration and considerable policy interest.

The survey includes questions about perceptions of current and future economic activity, challenges, business characteristics and strategy. Custom modules include questions related to regulation, access to finance, digital payments, and digital skills. The full questionnaire is available for download.

This dataset contains survey response data aggregated by country and month.

Dataset Info

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FieldValue
Modified Date
2018-08-09
Release Date
December 31,1969
Periodicity
Month
Identifier
de192cea-bc8e-4fec-b416-0c79a67972a9
License
License Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
Temporal Coverage: 
2016 - 2018
Rating: 
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Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Economy Coverage: 
Update Frequency: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Start Date: 
Monday, February 15, 2016
End Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2018
DEC
Release Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Last Updated Date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Granularity: 
Modified date: 
17742
Primary Dataset: 
Yes

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