Samoa - Enterprise Survey 2009

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This research is an Indicator Survey conducted in Samoa from May 25 to Oct. 9, 2009, as part of the Enterprise Survey initiative. An Indicator Survey, which is similar to an Enterprise Survey, is implemented for smaller economies where the sampling strategies inherent in an Enterprise Survey are often not applicable due to the limited universe of firms. The objective of the survey is to obtain feedback from enterprises on the state of the private sector as well as to help in building a panel of enterprise data that will make it possible to track changes in the business environment over time, thus allowing, for example, impact assessments of reforms. Through interviews with firms in the manufacturing and services sectors, the survey assesses the constraints to private sector growth and creates statistically significant business environment indicators that are comparable across countries. Questionnaire topics include firm characteristics, gender participation, access to finance, annual sales, costs of inputs/labor, workforce composition, bribery, licensing, infrastructure, trade, crime, competition, land and permits, taxation, business-government relations, and performance measures.

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Microdata
Acronym: 
ES 2009
Languages Supported: 
English
Topics: 
Topic not specified
Geographical Coverage: 
Samoa
Release Date: 
September 29, 2011

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
September 24, 2013

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758
Reference ID: 

WSM_2009_ES_v01_M_WB

Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 
World Bank
Study Type: 
Enterprise Survey
Unit of Analysis: 
The primary sampling unit of the study is the establishment. An establishment is a physical location where business is carried out and where industrial operations take place or services are provided. A firm may be composed of one or more establishments. For example, a brewery may have several bottling plants and several establishments for distribution. For the purposes of this survey an establishment must make its own financial decisions and have its own financial statements separate from those of the firm. An establishment must also have its own management and control over its payroll.
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
World Bank
Sampling Procedure: 
The sample for Samoa was selected using stratified random sampling. Two levels of stratification were used in this country: industry and establishment size. Industry stratification was designed in the way that follows: the universe was stratified into 23 manufacturing industries, and one services sector. Size stratification was defined following the standardized definition for the rollout: small (5 to 19 employees), medium (20 to 99 employees), and large (more than 99 employees). For stratification purposes, the number of employees was defined on the basis of reported permanent full-time workers. This seems to be an appropriate definition of the labor force since seasonal/casual/part-time employment is not a common practice, except in the sectors of construction and agriculture. Regional stratification did not take place as only the island of Upolu, containing the capital city of Apia, was surveyed. Of the two islands that make up the majority of Samoa, Upolu has the largest population. Due to limited data sources available in Samoa on registered businesses, the final sample frame was obtained from a combined dataset obtained from the Samoa National Provident Fund (SNPF). The list provided by the SNPF was limited to including information on the sector and location of enterprises, with no details on the number of employees. Therefore, original sample counts were not able to be stratified by enterprise size. The combined sample frame was than reviewed and duplicate establishments or establishments with ineligible characteristics (industry sector, number of employees, geographic location) removed from the list. The modified sample frame was used to select the sample of establishments for the full survey. This database contained the following information: -Name of the firm -Contact details -Location -ISIC code. Given the impact that non-eligible units included in the sample universe may have on the results, adjustments may be needed when computing the appropriate weights for individual observations. The percentage of confirmed non-eligible units as a proportion of the total number of sampled establishments contacted for the survey was 50% (416 out of 835 establishments). Breaking down by industry, the following numbers of establishments were surveyed: Manufacturing - 24, Services - 85.
Response Rates: 
Complete information regarding the sampling methodology, sample frame, weights, response rates, and implementation can be found in "Description of Samoa Implementation 2009" in "Technical Documents" folder.
Questionnaires: 
The current survey instruments are available: - Services Questionnaire - Manufacturing Questionnaire - Screener Questionnaire. The Services Questionnaire is administered to the establishments in the services sector. The Manufacturing Questionnaire is built upon the Services Questionnaire and adds specific questions relevant to manufacturing. The standard Enterprise Survey topics include firm characteristics, gender participation, access to finance, annual sales, costs of inputs/labor, workforce composition, bribery, licensing, infrastructure, trade, crime, competition, capacity utilization, land and permits, taxation, informality, business-government relations, innovation and technology, and performance measures. Over 90% of the questions objectively ascertain characteristics of a country’s business environment. The remaining questions assess the survey respondents’ opinions on what are the obstacles to firm growth and performance.
Data Editing: 
Data entry and quality controls are implemented by the contractor and data is delivered to the World Bank in batches (typically 10%, 50% and 100%). These data deliveries are checked for logical consistency, out of range values, skip patterns, and duplicate entries. Problems are flagged by the World Bank and corrected by the implementing contractor through data checks, callbacks, and revisiting establishments.
Time Periods: 
August, 2017

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Where necessary please site the source as "Enterprise Analysis Unit - World Bank Group https://www.enterprisesurveys.org"

This research is an Indicator Survey conducted in Samoa from May 25 to Oct. 9, 2009, as part of the Enterprise Survey initiative. An Indicator Survey, which is similar to an Enterprise Survey, is implemented for smaller economies where the sampling strategies inherent in an Enterprise Survey are often not applicable due to the limited universe of firms. The objective of the survey is to obtain feedback from enterprises on the state of the private sector as well as to help in building a panel of enterprise data that will make it possible to track changes in the business environment over time, thus allowing, for example, impact assessments of reforms. Through interviews with firms in the manufacturing and services sectors, the survey assesses the constraints to private sector growth and creates statistically significant business environment indicators that are comparable across countries. Questionnaire topics include firm characteristics, gender participation, access to finance, annual sales, costs of inputs/labor, workforce composition, bribery, licensing, infrastructure, trade, crime, competition, land and permits, taxation, business-government relations, and performance measures.

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Reference ID: 
WSM_2009_ES_v01_M_WB
Acronym: 
ES 2009
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Languages Supported: 
Response Rates: 
Complete information regarding the sampling methodology, sample frame, weights, response rates, and implementation can be found in "Description of Samoa Implementation 2009" in "Technical Documents" folder.
Time Periods: 
August, 2017
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
World Bank
Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 
World Bank
Unit of Analysis: 
The primary sampling unit of the study is the establishment. An establishment is a physical location where business is carried out and where industrial operations take place or services are provided. A firm may be composed of one or more establishments. For example, a brewery may have several bottling plants and several establishments for distribution. For the purposes of this survey an establishment must make its own financial decisions and have its own financial statements separate from those of the firm. An establishment must also have its own management and control over its payroll.
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Sampling Procedure: 
The sample for Samoa was selected using stratified random sampling. Two levels of stratification were used in this country: industry and establishment size. Industry stratification was designed in the way that follows: the universe was stratified into 23 manufacturing industries, and one services sector. Size stratification was defined following the standardized definition for the rollout: small (5 to 19 employees), medium (20 to 99 employees), and large (more than 99 employees). For stratification purposes, the number of employees was defined on the basis of reported permanent full-time workers. This seems to be an appropriate definition of the labor force since seasonal/casual/part-time employment is not a common practice, except in the sectors of construction and agriculture. Regional stratification did not take place as only the island of Upolu, containing the capital city of Apia, was surveyed. Of the two islands that make up the majority of Samoa, Upolu has the largest population. Due to limited data sources available in Samoa on registered businesses, the final sample frame was obtained from a combined dataset obtained from the Samoa National Provident Fund (SNPF). The list provided by the SNPF was limited to including information on the sector and location of enterprises, with no details on the number of employees. Therefore, original sample counts were not able to be stratified by enterprise size. The combined sample frame was than reviewed and duplicate establishments or establishments with ineligible characteristics (industry sector, number of employees, geographic location) removed from the list. The modified sample frame was used to select the sample of establishments for the full survey. This database contained the following information: -Name of the firm -Contact details -Location -ISIC code. Given the impact that non-eligible units included in the sample universe may have on the results, adjustments may be needed when computing the appropriate weights for individual observations. The percentage of confirmed non-eligible units as a proportion of the total number of sampled establishments contacted for the survey was 50% (416 out of 835 establishments). Breaking down by industry, the following numbers of establishments were surveyed: Manufacturing - 24, Services - 85.
Release Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Last Updated Date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Questionnaires: 
The current survey instruments are available: - Services Questionnaire - Manufacturing Questionnaire - Screener Questionnaire. The Services Questionnaire is administered to the establishments in the services sector. The Manufacturing Questionnaire is built upon the Services Questionnaire and adds specific questions relevant to manufacturing. The standard Enterprise Survey topics include firm characteristics, gender participation, access to finance, annual sales, costs of inputs/labor, workforce composition, bribery, licensing, infrastructure, trade, crime, competition, capacity utilization, land and permits, taxation, informality, business-government relations, innovation and technology, and performance measures. Over 90% of the questions objectively ascertain characteristics of a country’s business environment. The remaining questions assess the survey respondents’ opinions on what are the obstacles to firm growth and performance.
Data Editing: 
Data entry and quality controls are implemented by the contractor and data is delivered to the World Bank in batches (typically 10%, 50% and 100%). These data deliveries are checked for logical consistency, out of range values, skip patterns, and duplicate entries. Problems are flagged by the World Bank and corrected by the implementing contractor through data checks, callbacks, and revisiting establishments.
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Harvest System ID: 
758
Citation Text: 
Where necessary please site the source as "Enterprise Analysis Unit - World Bank Group https://www.enterprisesurveys.org"
Modified date: 
15972
Study Type: 
Enterprise Survey
Primary Dataset: 
Yes
Mode of Data Collection: 

Face-to-face

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