Deep Dive Surveys on Climate Change 

Published On: April 14, 2024Categories:

Client: The World Bank Group


The Deep dive surveys on climate change in Albania, Armenia, Georgia involved CATI-administered firm-level surveys with owners, CEOs, or managers of private business establishments. The surveys’ objective was to understand the feasible policy space for accelerating the green transition in the region. Telephone surveys with owners, CEOs, or managers on a total of 3,000 small, medium, and large enterprises in Albania, Armenia, and Georgia were conducted to assess the attitudes of business leaders on climate change and their support for specific climate policies. The surveys aimed to help identify the depth of business leaders’ interest in pursuing policies to address climate change.

The analysis of survey results will illustrate the depth and prioritization of climate change in public policy and will contrast the attitudes between stakeholders, demonstrating the degree of consensus or disagreement around policies to address climate change. As a result, this survey is going to provide the policy community with high-quality quantitative information as a basis for stimulating dialogue on climate change policymaking.

Our Involvement

  • CATI Instrument Coding and Testing: Kapa Research staff meticulously coded and tested the Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) instrument for the questionnaire in Albanian, Armenian, and Georgian languages using Survey Solutions platform.
  • Sample Frame Optimization: Kapa Research aided the World Bank team in optimizing sample frames for each of the three countries involved in the project. This involved acquiring up-to-date contact information, number of employees, and sector of activity (NACE) for 20,000 business establishments in each country. The frames were divided into five batches of 4,000 businesses each, with two eventually utilized to achieve the target of 1,000 completed interviews per country within the project timeline.
  • Firm-Level Deep Dive Surveys: Kapa Research conducted in-depth telephone interviews with business establishments, documenting contact updates, eligibility, and interview status. Additionally, they systematically updated all contact information in the sample frame and tracked contact attempts and eligibility status of each establishment/firm.
  • Data Collection Progress Management: Kapa Research was responsible for managing data collection progress, ensuring stable and high-quality flows throughout the fieldwork. They collected and verified email addresses of all interviewed establishments, conducted telephone back checks on at least 10% of completed interviews, and submitted weekly fieldwork progress reports using agreed-upon templates.
  • High-Quality Results Datasets: Kapa Research delivered high-quality results datasets in electronic form, formatted for use in STATA.
  • Training Workshops: Kapa Research organized one-day training sessions for each country at their headquarters in Athens. These sessions covered questionnaire content in detail, provided guidance and clarifications to interviewers in local languages, and addressed tasks workflow, progress reporting, communication strategies to maximize response rates, and included mock interview practice.

Implementation Approach

Kapa deployed 8 enumerators and 1 supervisor per survey country, with each enumerator assigned with 125 interviews to be completed within a fieldwork period of around 8-10 weeks. During data collection, each interviewer proceeded with a structured 3-step approach. First, they initiated contact with firms to verify information accuracy, introduce the survey, and arrange interviews or appointments within a 2-day timeframe. Following this, interviewers reviewed the collected data for completeness and clarity, seeking clarification or scheduling follow-up appointments as necessary within another 2-day window. Finally, they documented firm information and updated progress reports after each interaction. Data quality assurance was maintained through the Survey Solutions Protocol and consistency checks performed using STATA.

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