Statistiques sur l'entreprenariat et les entreprises

The Future of Business Survey


The Future of Business Survey is a new source of information on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Launched in February 2016, the monthly survey - a collaboration between Facebook, OECD, and the World Bank - provides timely information on how firms with a digital presence assess the current state and future outlook of their business, the main challenges they face and their involvement in international trade. 

The OECD participates in the design of the survey, which constitutes an innovative experiment of public-private partnership in data development and collection that contributes to deliver new insights on businesses in the digital economy. The survey currently covers SMEs with Facebook accounts across 42 developed and emerging economies.





GLOBAL STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS REPORT - WAVE III UPDATEHow are Small & Medium-sized Businesses impacted by Covid-19?

17 Sept. 2020 - This survey, by Facebook and the OECD, is the third in a series of six monthly surveys and provides an update on the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 on Small & Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs)

Although some SMBs have continued to reopen as many countries have eased their lockdown restrictions, a considerable number reported sustained decreases in sales and employment, reflecting the pressures imposed by the ongoing economic downturn. 

This month’s study also provides more detailed insights as to the business characteristics that influence the use of digital channels to conduct business, such as business age, sector, and business leader level of education.

> Read the Wave III Update Report (survey conducted between 24-30 July 2020) 



See also

Global State of Small Business Report: Wave II (by Facebook and the OECD, survey conducted between 24-30 June 2020)

Global State of Small Business Report: Wave I (by Facebook, the OECD and the World Bank, survey conducted between 28-31 May 2020) 


PRevious Reports


Financing and Women-Owned Small Businesses: Key findings by country


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