Central Data Catalog
Enterprise Survey 2009
March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019
Data file: Benin-2009-Indicator-full data-
The file contains the cleaned, raw database.
WEB STD FIRMID
your questionnaire number
id panel int
a.1 country code
a.3a region of the establishment
a3 city - population
a.4.a industry samplig sector
a.4.b industry screener sector
a.5 sector match between screener information and sample frame
a.6.a samplig size
a.6.b screener size
a.7 establishment is part of a large firm
Number of establishments that form the firm
a.8 type of establishment
a.9 establishment financial statements prepared separately of hq statements
a.10 establishment financial statements separate from other establishments
a.11 if hq, financial statements independent of the rest of establishment
a.12 inteviewer number
a.13 supervisor number
what is this firm's current legal status?
what percentage of this firm does the largest owner(s) own?
b.2a private domestic individuals, companies or organizations
b.2b private foreign individuals, companies or organizations
are the owner of the firm:
is the largest owner female
ethnic origin of the current largest owner
main african ethnic group
main 'other asian ethnic groups'
how did the largest owner acquire ownership of this firm
the family business was joined by:
why did largest owner start or take over this firm?
largest owner's involvement in decision making in this firm(s)?
in what year did this establishment begin operations in this country?
number of full-time employees of the establishment when it started operations
was establishment formally registered when it began operations in this country?
in what year was this establishment formally registered?
what is the highest level of education of the current top manager?
how many years of experience working in this sector does the top manager have?
is the top manager female?
does establishment have an internationally-recognized quality certification?
is this establishment located in an export processing or other industrial zone?
applied to obtain an electrical connection submitted over the last two years?
how many days did it take for you to receive an electrical connection service?
informal gift/payment expected or requested for an electrical connection?
over fiscal year 2008, did this establishment experience power outages?
number of power outages experienced in a typical month in last fiscal year
how long did the average power outage last?
in last fiscal year, what were your losses that resulted from power outages?
total annual losses due to power outages
generator shared or owned over the course of last fiscal year?
% electricity from generator owned/shared by the establishment in last fiscal yr
application to obtain a water connection submitted over the last 2 fiscal years?
how many days did it take for you to obtain a water connection?
when you applied for a water connection, was an informal gift requested?
did you experience insufficient water supply for production in last fiscal yr?
frequency of incidents of water shortages in a typical month in last fiscal yr
average length of water shortage (affecting production) in last fiscal year
application to obtain a telephone connection submitted over the last two years
how many days did it take for you to receive a telephone connection service?
when you applied for a telephone connection was an informal gift requested?
do you currently communicate with clients and suppliers by e-mail?
do you currently communicate with clients and suppliers via your website?
how much of an obstacle is electricity to the current operations of this firm?
main product\service (by the largest % of annual sales) in last fiscal year
first product/service isic code
first product/service, percent of total annual sales
in last fiscal year, what were this establishment’s total annual sales?
what % of establishment's sales were: national sales?
what % of establishment's sales were: indirect exports? (using a third party)
what % of establishment's sales were: direct exports?
neighboring countries within sub-saharan africa
in 2008, when exporting directly, what is the main point of exit used?
in 2008, how many av. days did it take for your exported goods to clear customs?
total clearing costs for an average consignment as a % of consignment value
Percentage of lost value of exported products because of thef in transit in 2008
% value directly exported products lost in transit by breakage or spoilage, 2008
in what year did this establishment first export directly or indirectly?
% of material inputs and supplies of domestic origin in last fiscal year
% of material inputs and supplies of foreign origin in last fiscal year
were any of these material inputs and supplies imported directly?
av. no. days for imported goods to clear customs in last fiscal year
in 2008, for how long had you known your main supplier of your main sales item?
in 2008, did you subcontract any part of its production to other firms?
how much of an obstcle is: transportation of goods, supplies, and inputs?
how much of an obstacle is: customs and trade regulations?
estimated local market share of your main product line, in fiscal year 2008.
do you use technology licensed from a foreign-owned company?
does this establishment compete against unregistered or informal firms?
how much of an obstacle are the informal sector competitors to your operations?
applic. to obtain a construction-related permit submitted over the last 2 years
how many days did it take for you to obtain a construction-related permit?
informal gift/payment expected or requested for a construction-related permit
how much of an obstacle is access to land to the operations of this firm?
in fiscal year 2008, did this establishment pay for security?
percentage of total annual sales paid for security in last fiscal year
in last fiscal year, what is the total annual cost of security?
losses due to theft, robbery, vandalism or arson experienced in last fiscal year
losses due to theft, robbery,vandalism or arson in last fiscal yr (% of sales)
value of losses due to theft, robbery,vandalism or arson in last fiscal yr
how much of an obstacle are crime, theft and disorder to this establishment?
% material inputs or services paid for before the delivery, 2008
And what percent were paid for on delivery?
And what percent were paid for after delivery?
% of total annual sales paid for before the delivery in last fiscal year
and what percent were: paid on delivery?
and what percent were: paid after delivery?
in 2008, % working capital financed from: Internal funds\ Retained earnings
Borrowed from banks (private and state-owned)
Borrowed from non-bank financial institutions
Purchases on credit from suppliers and advances from customers
Other (moneylenders, friends, relatives, etc.)
did this establishment purchase any fixed assets in last fiscal yr?
total annual expenditure for purchases of equipment in last fiscal yr
total annual expenditure for purchases of land and buildings in last fiscal yr
% of fixed assets funded by internal funds\ retained earnings in last fiscal yr
owners’ contributions or issued new equity
Borrowed from banks (private and state-owned)
Borrowed from non-bank financial institutions
purchases on credit from suppliers and advances from customers
other (moneylenders, friends, relatives, bonds, commercial papers etc)
does this establishment have a checking and\or saving account?
at this time, does this establishment have an overdraft facility?
does this establishment have a line of credit or loan from a financial inst.?
type of financial institution that granted the line of credit or loan
in what year was the most recent line of credit or loan approved?
what is the rate of interest of this most recent [line of credit or loan]?
for the most recent loan, what was the value at the time of approval?
financing required for the most recent line of credit or loan
type of collateral required for the most recent loan? land, buildings
type of collateral required for the most recent loan? equipment
type of collateral required for the most recent loan? accounts
type of collateral required for the most recent loan? personal assets
type of collateral required for the most recent loan? other
approx. collateral needed as % of the loan value \ value of the line of credit
in last fiscal yr, did establishment apply for new loans/lines of credit?
main reason for not applying for new loans or new lines of credit
financial statements checked & certified by external auditor in last fiscal yr?
how much of an obstacle is: access to finance
the court system is fair, impartial and uncorrupted
what % of senior management time was spent in dealing with govt regulations?
over the last 12 months, was this establishment inspected by tax officials?
frequency of inspections/requirement for meeting by tax officials
in any of these inspections was a gift or informal requested ?
government contract secured (or attempted) in the last 12 months?
% of contract value av. firm pays in informal gifts to govt to secure contract?
percent of total annual sales paid in informal payments
total annual informal payment
application to obtain an import license submitted over the last 2 years?
how many days did it take to obtain your import license?
when you applied for an import license, was an informal gift requested?
application to obtain an operating license submitted over last 2 years?
how many days did it take to obtain your operating license?
when you applied for an operating license was an informal gift requested?
obstacle to the current operations : tax rates
obstacle to the current operations : tax administrations
obstacle to the current operations : business licensing and permits
obstacle to the current operations : political instability
obstacle to the current operations : corruption
obstacle to the current operations : courts
no. permanent, full-time employees of this firm at end of last fiscal year
no. permanent, full-time employees of this firm at end of 3 fiscal years ago
no. ft employees who were female at end of last fiscal yr
no. full-time temporary employees employed at end of last fiscal year
av.length of employment of all ft temporary employees in last fiscal year
at end of 2008, how many part-time workers did you employ?
formal training programs for permanent, ft employees ran in last fiscal yr
what percent of this establishment’s workforce is currently unionized?
how much of an obstacle are labour regulations to the operations of this firm?
how much of an obstacle is inadequately educated wokforce to your firm?
do you currently have a pre-employment health check for new employees?
affected in past 2yrs by: high absenteeism due to sickness
affected in past 2yrs by: high absenteeism as employees care for family/friends
affected in past 2yrs by: high absenteeism due to hiv/aids
affected in past 2yrs by: high absenteeism as employees care for those with hiv
did you undertake to prevent hiv/aids among employees? hiv prevention messages
did you undertake to prevent hiv/aids among employees? free condom distribution
did you undertake to prevent hiv/aids among employees? anonymous hiv testing
in 2008, how much did you spend on all aids/hiv programs and activities?
most serious obstacle affecting the operation of this establishment
total labor cost (incl. wages, salaries, bonuses, etc) in last fiscal year
cost of raw materials and intermediate goods used in prod. in last fiscal year
total annual costs of electricity in last fiscal year
what were the establishment's total annual sales three fiscal years ago?
cost of replacing machinery and equipment with new
can we provide the wb with your contact information?
main respondent's position in the firm
main respondent years working in the firm:
main respondent gender
second respondent position in the firm:
second respondent years working in the firm
second respondent gender
third respondent position in the firm:
third respondent years working in the firm
third respondent's gender
perception of the questions regarding opinions and perceptions
The questions regarding figures (productivity and employment numbers
this questionnaire was completed in:
if option 2 or 3 in a.18, estimate duration of the whole interview: hours
if option 2 or 3 in a.18, estimate duration of the whole interview:minutes
collapsed strict weights
collapsed weak weights
collapsed median weights
Strata unique identifier