Ethiopia Micro-Enterprise Survey 2011

Short Name: 
ETH Micro-Enterprise Survey 2011 

In some countries, unregistered businesses and firms with a small number of employees make up a large part of the economy. Micro-Enterprise Surveys target registered establishments with one to four employees, while traditional Enterprise Surveys focus on businesses with five or more workers. Sampling techniques and questionnaires are the same for Micro-Enterprise and Enterprise Surveys.

The Ethiopia Micro-Enterprise Survey was conducted in Ethiopia between July 2011 and May 2012, at the same time with Ethiopia Enterprise Survey 2011. Data from 150 establishments was analyzed. Stratified random sampling was used to select the surveyed businesses. The objective of the survey is to obtain feedback from enterprises on the state of the private sector and constraints to its growth.

Micro-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, AIDS, business-government relations, innovation and technology, and performance measures. Over 90 percent 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.

Technical documents including methodology are located here.

Source / Citation: 
The World Bank. Ethiopia Micro-Enterprise Survey (MS) 2011, Ref. ETH_2011_MS_v01_M_WB. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date]. 
First released on: 
1 Jul, 2012 
Last version on: 
1 Jul, 2012 
Use Policy: 
May not be distributed to non AGRODEP Network Members. 
Download information: 

Prior to downloading the dataset for the Ethiopia Enterprise Survey, a request must be made through Enterprise Surveys.  The request form is located here.