The World Bank Group is interested in gauging the views of clients and partners who are either involved in development in Papua New Guinea or who observe activities related to social and economic development. The following survey will give the World Bank Group's team that works in Papua New Guinea, greater insight into how the Bank's work is perceived. This is one tool the World Bank Group uses to assess the views of its stakeholders, and to develop more effective strategies that support development in Papua New Guinea. A local independent consultant was hired to oversee the logistics of this survey.
This survey was designed to achieve the following objectives:
- Assist the World Bank Group in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Papua New Guinea (PNG) perceive the Bank Group;
- Obtain systematic feedback from stakeholders in Papua New Guinea regarding:
· Their views regarding the general environment in Papua New Guinea;
· Their overall attitudes toward the World Bank Group in Papua New Guinea;
· Overall impressions of the World Bank Group's effectiveness and results, knowledge work and activities, and communication and information sharing in Papua New Guinea;
· Perceptions of the World Bank Group's future role in Papua New Guinea.
- Use data to help inform Papua New Guinea country team's strategy.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
- Port Moresby (National Capital District)
- Major Town or City (Lae, Madang, Hagen, Goroka, Rabaul/Kokopo, Alotau, Buka, or Wewak)
- Small town
- Rural area or village
Unit of Analysis
Stakeholders in Papua New Guinea
Stakeholders in Papua New Guinea
Producers and sponsors
Authoring entity/Primary investigators
Public Opinion Research Group
The World Bank Group
From April to May 2014, 463 stakeholders of the World Bank Group in Papua New Guinea were invited to provide their opinions on the World Bank Group's assistance to the country by participating in a country survey. Participants in the survey were drawn from the office of the President; the office of the Prime Minister; office of a minister; office of a parliamentarian; ministries, ministerial departments, or implementation agencies; consultants/contractors working on World Bank Group-supported projects/programs; project management units (PMUs) overseeing implementation of a project; local government officials; bilateral and multilateral agencies; private sector organizations; private foundations; the financial sector/private banks; NGOs; community based organizations; the media; independent government institutions; trade unions; faith-based groups; academia/research institutes/think tanks; the judiciary branch; and other organizations.
A total of 150 stakeholders participated in the survey (32% response rate).
Dates of Data Collection (YYYY/MM/DD)
Mode of data collection
Type of Research Instrument
The Questionnaire consists of following sections:
A. General Issues Facing Papua New Guinea: Respondents were asked to indicate whether PNG is headed in the right direction, what they thought were the top three most important development priorities in the country, which areas would contribute most to reducing poverty and generating economic growth in PNG, and how "shared prosperity" would be best achieved in PNG.
B. Overall Attitudes toward the World Bank Group: Respondents were asked to rate their familiarity with the WBG, the WBG's effectiveness in Papua New Guinea, WBG staff preparedness to help PNG solve its development challenges, their agreement with various statements regarding the WBG's work, and the extent to which the WBG is an effective development partner. Respondents were asked to indicate the WBG's greatest values and weaknesses, the most effective instruments in helping reduce poverty in PNG, with which stakeholder groups the WBG should collaborate more, in which sectoral areas the WBG should focus most of its resources (financial and knowledge services), and to what reasons respondents attributed failed or slow reform efforts. Respondents were also asked to respond to a few questions about capacity building, whether they believe the WBG should have more or less local presence and more or effective collaboration with the UN.
C. World Bank Group's Effectiveness and Results: Respondents were asked to rate the extent to which the WBG's work helps achieve development results in PNG, the extent to which the WBG meets PNG's needs for knowledge services and financial instruments, the WBG's level of effectiveness across twenty three development areas, such as education, public sector governance/reform, transport, and job creation/employment.
D. The World Bank Group's Knowledge Work and Activities: Respondents were asked rate the effectiveness and quality of the WBG's knowledge work and activities, including how significant of a contribution it makes to development results and its technical quality.
E. Working with the World Bank Group: Respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement with a series of statements regarding working with the WBG, such as the WBG's "Safeguard Policy" requirements being reasonable, and disbursing funds promptly. They were also asked to indicate whether they think the WBG should take more risk in PNG and whether the WBG is adequately staffed in PNG.
F. The World Bank Group's Sectoral Focus in PNG: Respondents were asked to indicate which areas the WBG would be most valuable in related to sustainable development of mining sector, the oil and gas sector, and sustainable development of minerals revenues.
G. The Future Role of the World Bank Group in PNG: Respondents were asked to indicate what the WBG should do to make itself of greater value in PNG, and which services the Bank should offer more of in the country, and what the WBG should do to improve its collaboration with the UN in the field. They were also asked to which areas the country will benefit most from WBG playing a leading role as compared to other donors.
H. Communication and Information Sharing: Respondents were asked to indicate how they get information about economic and social development issues, how they prefer to receive information from the WBG, and their usage and evaluation of the WBG's websites. Respondents were also asked about their awareness of the WBG's Access to Information policy, past information requests from the WBG, and their level of agreement that they use more data from the WBG as a result of the WBG's Open Data policy.
I. Background Information: Respondents were asked to indicate their current position, specialization, whether they professionally collaborate with the WBG, their exposure to the WBG in PNG, which WBG agencies they work with, and their geographic location.
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- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
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The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.