An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, crime, competition, and performance measures. For the implementation of the 2015 Turkey Regional Enterprise Survey, in which 6,000 interviews will be conducted covering all 26 NUTS II and 81 NUTS III regions in Turkey, the World Bank customized a sampling methodology that is based on the same sampling methodology the WBG employs in Enterprise Surveys conducted around the world.
The Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) helps to identify issues in Turkey’s investment climate that matter most for productivity, growth and international competitiveness for Turkish business sector. 26 Regional and one national ICA Reports will be the output of RICA Project. The 26 regional ICA reports will provide description and analysis on the conditions of key investment climate indicators for each of the 26 NUTS II regions. The set of covered topics includes perceived obstacles, statistics on the average firm in the region, indicators on corruption, taxes and regulations, access to finance, infrastructure, workforce, crime, informality, innovation, and trade. The National ICA Report will provide analysis on conditions of the national investment climate. The Report will largely be based on analysis of data collected from the 6,000 surveys of enterprises located across Turkey’s 26 NUTS II Regions.
Investment Support and Promotion
In the recent years Turkey significantly increased its efforts in investment support and promotion activities with a particular focus on attracting foreign direct investment. To this end, each province (NUTS III) has a dedicated investment support office (ISO) that works under the respective DA that covers that province. Since their establishment the ISOs have shown different levels of performance with respect to their mandate. Currently, they operate in a complex environment together with a number of stakeholders at the regional level as well as the central level. This activity is comprised of an evaluation of the overall investment support and promotion framework of Turkey with the ISOs as the unit of analysis. Two components planned under this activity are the investment support and promotion services report and a consequent training.
Ministry of Development
Central Finance and Contracts Unit
European Union Delegation
Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
Coordination Council for Improving the Investment Climate (YOIKK)
Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT)
Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology,
Ministry of EU Affairs