Integrated Business Establishment Survey 2014, Phase II
Enterprise/Establishment Survey [en]
The Integrated Business Establishment Survey was an establishment census conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in 2014. IBES 2014 phase 1 collected data on 638 000 establishments in Ghana across all sectors.
Phase 2 was a roughly 5% stratified sample of the phase 1 firms undertaken in 2015 (GSS, 2017). Phase 2 contained many more questions to the firms sampled, for example their costs, revenues and assets.
GSS allowed DataFirst to release a 40% sample of the phase 2 data, through a project funded by the Project for Enterprise Development in Low Income Countries (PEDL). Thus the observations we have represent aronud 2% of the total census.
Kind of Data
Unit of Analysis
v1: Edited, anonymised dataset for public distribution.
The data is about firms; their actitivies, organisational structure, employees and persons engaged, costs (wages and other), assets and stocks, revenues, research and development, and human capital.
The survey was designed to be representative at the regional level.
The lowest geographic unit available in the data is the district (which is one level below the region).
All non-household establishments with a fixed site and any household-based business with a sign indicating its presence within a household.
Producers and sponsors
Ghanaian Statistical Service
The Government of Ghana
Ghana Statistical Development Project
United Kingdom Government
Project for Enterprise Development in Low Income Countries
IBES 2014 consisted of two phases. Phase 1 was a census of non-household establishments with a fixed site and any household-based business with a sign indicating its presence within a household.
Phase 2 was a stratified roughly 5% sample of the phase I firms.
78% of the firms selected for re-interview in phase II were successfully interviewed.
Design weights were provided by GSS with the phase II data. Non-response adjusted weights have been created by DataFirst.
The final weights in the data account for the fact that GSS only allowed a 40% sample of phase 2 to be released publicly.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Ghana Statistical Service
Government of Ghana
For Phase II there were nine different questionnaires (or "forms") used, depending on the sector that the firms main business activity was in. Manufacturing was split further, with small firms (<30 persons engaged) getting form 3A and larger firms getting 3B.
The data are released with a detailed description of the how the final dataset was prepared - please see the documentation.
The data are released with a detailed description of the how the final dataset was prepared and the data quality issues - please see the documentation.
University of Cape Town
Public use files, available to all
Ghana Statistical Service and DataFirst. Integrated Business Establishment Survey 2014, Phase II [dataset]. Version 1. Ghana: Ghana Statistical Service and DataFirst [producers], 2021. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor],2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.25828/7er4-cz67