The aim of the study – commissioned by World Bank and undertaken by PwC – was to obtain an understanding of the effectiveness of inspection system, the use of risk-based regulation, the implementation of self-certification and third-party certification schemes and some overall assessment of the business environment with respect to relevant private sector organisations.

For this study, PwC engaged BRIEF to collect required information from the list of companies. In this regard, a field team of specialized researchers from BRIEF visited the concerned companies to collect information using a prescribed format.

Post data collection, the same was coded, cleaned and was used for analytical purposes.