Entrepreneurship and business statistics

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 42 countries in developed and emerging economies, where the reference population are enterprises having a Facebook account.


Just released: Global State of Small Business Report

Global State of Small Business Report

How have Small & Medium-sized Businesses been impacted by Covid-19?

New survey by Facebook, the OECD and the World Bank shows that one in four the Small & Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) with Facebook business pages reported closing between January and May 2020, with consumer-focused sectors hit hardest.

Findings also show that female-led SMBs have been disproportionately impacted.

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