Zimbabwe Enterprise Survey 2011

Short Name: 
ZWE 2011 Enterprise Survey 

The 2011 Zimbabwe Enterprise Survey was conducted between May 2011 and February 2012 as part of the Africa Enterprise Survey 2011, an initiative of the World Bank. Data from 599 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 documents including sampling methodology are available here.

The country profile from the survey is located here.

Source / Citation: 
World Bank. Zimbabwe Enterprise Survey (ES) 2011, Ref. ZWE_2011_ES_v01_M_WB. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date] 
First released on: 
1 Feb, 2012 
Last version on: 
1 Feb, 2012 
Use Policy: 
May not be distributed to non AGRODEP Network Members. 
Download information: 

Prior to downloading the dataset for the 2011 Zimbabwe Enterprise Survey, a request must be made through Enterprise Surveys.  The request form is located here.