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BECANS Methodology

The methodology combines qualitative and quantitative methods including fact-finding missions, executive opinion surveys and enterprise level surveys. Data will come from both surveys and documentary reviews. The survey will cover the spectrum of economic sectors and enterprise sizes throughout the states.

Under BECANS, four categories of business environment conditions are delineated: infrastructure and utilities, legal and regulatory services, business support and investment promotion, security. These dimensions can be further decomposed as follows:

 

CATEGORY OF BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

A SAMPLE OF ISSUES AND PARAMETERS

POSSIBLE SOURCES OF DATA AND STATISTICS

1

Infrastructure (physical, social) and Utilities

Power, Water, Sanitation, Roads, Housing, Health, Education

Relevant Government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) responsible for utilities provision and maintenance; Sample of Firms and Enterprises across economic sectors and enterprise sizes; Business Associations;

2

Legal and Regulatory Services

Land acquisition, Land registration, Tax administration, Business registration, Business Licensing, Product Certification, Standard and Quality Control, Environmental regulation, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Business Locating, Connection to Public Utilities, property rights laws, legal processes, market regulatory systems and corruption

Relevant Government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) responsible for utilities provision and maintenance; Sample of Firms and Enterprises across economic sectors and enterprise sizes; Business Associations

3

Business Support and Investment Promotion

Entrepreneurship Support, Public-Private partnerships, Competition Policy, Investment Information/Guide, Cluster Development, Industrial Relations, Government-Industry Relations, Business Development Services, Finance

Relevant Government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) responsible for utilities provision and maintenance; Sample of Firms and Enterprises across economic sectors and enterprise sizes; Business Associations;

4

Security

Crime, Theft, Law and Order, Fire and Safety, Civil Conflicts

Relevant Government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs); Sample of Firms and Enterprises across economic sectors and enterprise sizes; Business Associations

These issues and parameters are currently being developed into comparable state-level indicators by BECANS Technical Working Group (TWG).

The project has several interacting organs, namely a Project Advisory Committee (PAC), a Project Imple-menting Institution (PII), a Technical Working Group (TWG) and Stakeholder Contact Groups (SCGs). BECANS is being carried out in collaboration with key government partners - National Planning Commission (NPC) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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