Business Survey “Business Pulse 2022. Ukraine”

Since the beginning of the rf invasion of Ukraine, businesses have suffered billions in losses and damages. Currently, efforts of the Ukrainian government and international partners are focused on achieving military superiority on the battlefield. However, the urgent need for post-war reconstruction and recovery underscores the critical importance of monitoring the state of businesses’ performance in the country. To address this need, the Agrocenter at Kyiv School of Economics, in partnership with the World Bank, has launched a project for high-frequency business checks to monitor the state of enterprises.

Project Implementation

The project has been designed to be carried out in several stages. The KSE Agrocenter, along with its partners, develops training materials for interviewers, ensures proper preparation and monitoring of the interview process, and quality of the collected data. To provide a high quality survey, we have performed a questionnaire and a system test with the pre-selected sample of the respondents, created the training materials, and developed a knowledge assessment system for over 80 interviewers.

Throughout the project implementation, our team is conducting ongoing monitoring of the activity and quality of the collected data. We track the interview duration, the number of completed surveys, and the overall level of interviewer engagement. The team has already developed creative business engagement frameworks to forster the response level and deal with refusals following the ethical protocols. In parallel, we have developed and implemented a data quality assurance system that identifies and tracks the number of data outliers, the completeness and integrity of the data by comparing economic indicators, for example, between enterprises of the same size working in the same sector.

During the first wave of the survey over 2,700 companies has been successfully interviewed. The results were used by the world bank team to clearly communicate the business needs and problems at the highest levels including government officials, members of parliaments and government leaders. 

The second wave of the survey completed with more then 900 high quality successful interviews in spring 2024. 

Project Partners: VKURSI, Adelina

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