Innovation, Firm Performance & Gender (IFPG) Issues in Enterprises In the Caribbean Survey (2020 & 2021)
The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) in collaboration with Compete Caribbean launched the Innovation, Firm Performance and Gender (IFPG) issues initiative. The purpose of the IFPG was to gather internationally comparable firm-level data on innovation, use of digital technologies, firm performance, gender and business management practices, implementing the IFPG survey in 13 Caribbean Countries: Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname.
Given the unexpected occurrence of the Covid-19 crisis and the social, economic and financial disruptions around the World, the IFPG initiative expanded its goals in order to collect information that allowed the measure the impact of impact of this crisis on Caribbean enterprises. The IFPG survey targeted and interviewed close to 2000 respondents. Less than 30% of them were to have previously participated in the Caribbean Enterprise and Indicator Survey 2011 (CES 2011) that was conducted as a part of the Latin American and Caribbean Enterprise Surveys (LACES) implemented jointly for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Compete Caribbean and the World Bank Group (WBG) and/or the Productivity, Technology & Innovation Survey (PROTEqIN 2013) conducted for the IADB and Compete Caribbean.
To access the Visualiser of the Data Captured in the Innovation, Firm Performance and Gender (IFPG) Survey (2020 & 2021).
IFPG (2020 & 2021) , PROTEqIN (2014) and LACES (2010) are complete firm-level datasets covering 13 Caribbean countries that are statistically representative and internationally comparable. The datasets record firm-level behavior related to a variety of aspects such as sales, finance, foreign trade and competition, innovation behavior, crime prevention, business environment and government relations, labour and skills, gender and performance, among others.
PROTEqIN (2014) & LACES (2010)
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in collaboration with Compete Caribbean, launched a PROductivity, TEchnology and INnovation survey (PROTEqIN) in Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago. This survey was used partly as panel survey of the Caribbean Enterprise and Indicator Survey 2011 (CES 2011) that was conducted as part of the Latin American and Caribbean Enterprise Surveys (LACES) implemented jointly by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Compete Caribbean, and the World Bank (WB), to which many new sections were added to cover issues of innovation, demand-side skills, crime, public program support needs and perception of efficacy, to name a few. The PROTEqIN survey targeted about 1680 respondents drawn from the recently completed LACES survey. It aimed to provide feedback from enterprises that participated in the previous round of surveys in 2011 and to capture additional information on firm performance, finance, gender of ownership and management, use of productive development programs, and issues related to management style, innovation, and crime.