Business Survey of War Losses, Damages, and Needs for Recovery

InfoPro was commissioned the study by the World Bank. The aim of the study was to identify the indirect and direct damages incurred by individuals and the private sector post the July 2006 war and to prioritize their current needs so as to be able to formulate a recovery and rehabilitation plan. The study was divided into three phases; Phase 1 assessed the impact on businesses and included in-depth interviews with the owners of the biggest businesses that were directly targeted during the war, in-depth interviews with a sample of small enterprises located in war-affected area, and in-depth interviews with a panel of companies selected from the Productivity and Investment Climate Assessment survey. Phase 2 assessed the economic impact of the war on businesses belonging to a variety of sectors and their current / future needs. It included in-depth interviews with key business leaders in a variety of organizations and sectors, in addition to a compilation of common needs across various sectors. Phase 3 concentrated on an assessment of the needs of households and the displaced. The entire study included interviews with 400 SME’s, 2,000 individuals, and 50 in-depth interviews with the owners of the biggest businesses that were directly targeted during the war.

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