Gambia, The - World Bank Country Survey 2012

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The World Bank is interested in gauging the views of clients and partners who are either involved in development in The Gambia or who observe activities related to social and economic development. The World Bank Country Assessment Survey is meant to give the Bank's team that works in The Gambia, more in-depth insight into how the Bank's work is perceived. This is one tool the Bank uses to assess the views of its critical stakeholders. With this understanding, the World Bank hopes to develop more effective strategies, outreach and programs that support development in The Gambia. The World Bank commissioned an independent consultant to oversee the logistics of this effort in The Gambia. The survey was designed to achieve the following objectives: - Assist the World Bank in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in The Gambia perceive the Bank; - Obtain systematic feedback from stakeholders in The Gambia regarding: · Their views regarding the general environment in The Gambia; · Their perceived overall value of the World Bank in The Gambia; · Overall impressions of the World Bank as related to programs, poverty reduction, personal relationships, effectiveness, knowledge base, collaboration, and its day-to-day operation; · Perceptions of the World Bank's future role in The Gambia; and · Perceptions of the World Bank's communication and outreach in The Gambia. - Use data to help inform The Gambia country team's strategy.

Acronym: 
WBCS 2012
Type: 
Microdata
Topics: 
Topic not specified
Languages Supported: 
English
Geographical Coverage: 
Gambia, The
Reference ID: 
GMB_2012_WBCS_v01_M
Release Date: 
December 20, 2013

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Harvest Source: 
Microdata

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
5293

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
January 29, 2014
Study Type: 

Opinion survey

Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Public Opinion Research Group - The World Bank Group
Questionnaires: 
The Questionnaire consists of 8 Sections: 1. Background Information: The first section asked respondents for their current position, specialization, familiarity and involvement with the Bank, and geographic location. 2. General Issues facing The Gambia: Respondents were asked to indicate what they thought were the most important development priorities and which areas would contribute most to poverty reduction and economic growth in The Gambia, as well as rating their optimism for the next generation in The Gambia. 3. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank: Respondents were asked to rate the Bank's overall effectiveness, the extent to which the Bank's financial instruments and knowledge services fulfilled The Gambia's needs, and their agreement with various statements regarding the Bank's programs, poverty mission, relationships, and collaborations in The Gambia. Respondents were also asked to indicate the areas they perceived as the Bank's priorities, the areas on which it would be most productive for the Bank to focus its resources and research, what the Bank's level of involvement should be, what they felt were the Bank's greatest values and greatest weaknesses in its work, and with which groups the Bank should work more in The Gambia. 4. The Work of the World Bank: Respondents were asked to rate their level of importance and the Bank's level of effectiveness across twenty-four areas in which the Bank was involved, such as helping to reduce poverty, helping to bring about macro-economic growth, and fighting against corruption. 5. The Way the World Bank does Business: Respondents were asked to rate the Bank's level of effectiveness in the way it does business, including the Bank's knowledge, personal relationships, collaborations, and poverty mission. 6. Project/Program Related Issues: Respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement with a series of statements regarding the Bank's programs, day-to-day operations, and collaborations in The Gambia. 7. The Future of the World Bank in The Gambia: Respondents were asked to rate the extent to which the Bank will play a significant role in The Gambia's development over the medium term. Respondents were also asked to indicate what the Bank could do to make itself of greater value in The Gambia and to what they attribute reform effort failures. 8. Communication and Outreach: Respondents were asked to indicate where they get information about development issues, the Bank's development activities in The Gambia, and their preferred mode to receive information from the Bank. Respondents were asked their awareness of the Bank's new Access to Information Policy and about their past information requests. Respondents were also asked to indicate their Internet access and usage of the Bank's website, and to evaluate the Bank's websites, Knowledge Space, and communication and outreach efforts.
Response Rates: 
A total of 150 stakeholders participated in the country survey (60% response rate).
Sampling Procedure: 
In January thru March 2012, 250 stakeholders of the World Bank in The Gambia were invited to provide their opinions on the Bank's assistance to the country by participating in a country survey. Participants in the survey were drawn from among the office of the President, Prime Minister, Minister, or Parliamentarian; employees of a ministry, ministerial department, or implementation agency; local government officials or staff; federal/central government; bilateral or multilateral agencies; private sector; NGOs (including CBOs); the media; independent government institutions; trade unions; faith-based groups; academia or research institutes; and the judiciary.
Unit of Analysis: 
Stakeholder

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Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include: - the Identification of the Primary Investigator - the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation) - the survey reference number - the source and date of download

The World Bank is interested in gauging the views of clients and partners who are either involved in development in The Gambia or who observe activities related to social and economic development. The World Bank Country Assessment Survey is meant to give the Bank's team that works in The Gambia, more in-depth insight into how the Bank's work is perceived. This is one tool the Bank uses to assess the views of its critical stakeholders. With this understanding, the World Bank hopes to develop more effective strategies, outreach and programs that support development in The Gambia. The World Bank commissioned an independent consultant to oversee the logistics of this effort in The Gambia. The survey was designed to achieve the following objectives: - Assist the World Bank in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in The Gambia perceive the Bank; - Obtain systematic feedback from stakeholders in The Gambia regarding: · Their views regarding the general environment in The Gambia; · Their perceived overall value of the World Bank in The Gambia; · Overall impressions of the World Bank as related to programs, poverty reduction, personal relationships, effectiveness, knowledge base, collaboration, and its day-to-day operation; · Perceptions of the World Bank's future role in The Gambia; and · Perceptions of the World Bank's communication and outreach in The Gambia. - Use data to help inform The Gambia country team's strategy.

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Reference ID: 
GMB_2012_WBCS_v01_M
Acronym: 
WBCS 2012
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Response Rates: 
A total of 150 stakeholders participated in the country survey (60% response rate).
Time Periods: 
August, 2017
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Public Opinion Research Group - The World Bank Group
Terms of Use: 
Unit of Analysis: 
Stakeholder
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Sampling Procedure: 
In January thru March 2012, 250 stakeholders of the World Bank in The Gambia were invited to provide their opinions on the Bank's assistance to the country by participating in a country survey. Participants in the survey were drawn from among the office of the President, Prime Minister, Minister, or Parliamentarian; employees of a ministry, ministerial department, or implementation agency; local government officials or staff; federal/central government; bilateral or multilateral agencies; private sector; NGOs (including CBOs); the media; independent government institutions; trade unions; faith-based groups; academia or research institutes; and the judiciary.
Release Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2013
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Questionnaires: 
The Questionnaire consists of 8 Sections: 1. Background Information: The first section asked respondents for their current position, specialization, familiarity and involvement with the Bank, and geographic location. 2. General Issues facing The Gambia: Respondents were asked to indicate what they thought were the most important development priorities and which areas would contribute most to poverty reduction and economic growth in The Gambia, as well as rating their optimism for the next generation in The Gambia. 3. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank: Respondents were asked to rate the Bank's overall effectiveness, the extent to which the Bank's financial instruments and knowledge services fulfilled The Gambia's needs, and their agreement with various statements regarding the Bank's programs, poverty mission, relationships, and collaborations in The Gambia. Respondents were also asked to indicate the areas they perceived as the Bank's priorities, the areas on which it would be most productive for the Bank to focus its resources and research, what the Bank's level of involvement should be, what they felt were the Bank's greatest values and greatest weaknesses in its work, and with which groups the Bank should work more in The Gambia. 4. The Work of the World Bank: Respondents were asked to rate their level of importance and the Bank's level of effectiveness across twenty-four areas in which the Bank was involved, such as helping to reduce poverty, helping to bring about macro-economic growth, and fighting against corruption. 5. The Way the World Bank does Business: Respondents were asked to rate the Bank's level of effectiveness in the way it does business, including the Bank's knowledge, personal relationships, collaborations, and poverty mission. 6. Project/Program Related Issues: Respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement with a series of statements regarding the Bank's programs, day-to-day operations, and collaborations in The Gambia. 7. The Future of the World Bank in The Gambia: Respondents were asked to rate the extent to which the Bank will play a significant role in The Gambia's development over the medium term. Respondents were also asked to indicate what the Bank could do to make itself of greater value in The Gambia and to what they attribute reform effort failures. 8. Communication and Outreach: Respondents were asked to indicate where they get information about development issues, the Bank's development activities in The Gambia, and their preferred mode to receive information from the Bank. Respondents were asked their awareness of the Bank's new Access to Information Policy and about their past information requests. Respondents were also asked to indicate their Internet access and usage of the Bank's website, and to evaluate the Bank's websites, Knowledge Space, and communication and outreach efforts.
Harvest Source: 
Harvest Source ID: 
5293
Citation Text: 
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include: - the Identification of the Primary Investigator - the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation) - the survey reference number - the source and date of download
Modified date: 
16099
Study Type: 
Opinion survey
Primary Dataset: 
Yes
Mode of Data Collection: 

Mail Questionnaire

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