The World Economic Forum (WEF) in partnership with the Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) started conducting the Executive Opinion Survey 2010 in Botswana on Monday.
The Executive Opinion Survey, “The Voice of the Business community”, is a major component of the Global Competitiveness Report.
The survey provides the key ingredient that turns the Report into a representative annual measure of a nation’s economic environment and its ability to achieve sustained growth.
The Survey gathers valuable information on a broad range of variables from which hard data sources are scarce or nonexistent.
High level business executives operating in Botswana will be surveyed to capture their opinion on the business environment they work in.
The Global Competitiveness Report has been the World Economic Forum’s flagship publication since 1979 and it is widely recognised as the world’s leading cross-country comparison of factors affecting the economic competitiveness and growth.
In Botswana, a sample of company executives will be asked to complete the important and confidential survey. BNPC Acting Executive Director, Parmod Chandna, notes that it is vitally important that each sampled executive completes the Survey to ensure that the report has accurate and reliable data on Botswana.
The relationship between the two institutions started in 2007, a year that marked the signing of a partnership between BNPC and the Global Competitiveness Network of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Under the partnership, the BNPC conducts the annual National Opinion Survey to provide necessary input into the preparation of the Global Competitiveness Report.
The Report provides ranking of competitiveness of countries world- wide using the Global Competitiveness Index.
Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, WEF is an independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industrial agendas.