Democratic Republic of the Congo Enterprise Survey 2010

Short Name: 
COD 2010 Enterprise Survey 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo 2010 Enterprise Survey was conducted between June and October 2010 as part of the Africa Enterprise Survey 2010, an initiative of the World Bank. Data from 359 establishments was analyzed.

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.

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. The mode of data collection is face-to-face interviews.

Technical information including implementation and sampling methodology is available here.

Source / Citation: 
"Enterprise Analysis Unit - World Bank Group 
First released on: 
1 Apr, 2011 
Last version on: 
1 Apr, 2011 
Use Policy: 
May not be distributed to non AGRODEP Network Members. 
Download information: 

Prior to downloading the dataset for the 2010 DRC Enterprise Survey, a request must be made through Enterprise Surveys.  The request form is located here.