The enterprise surveys focus on the many factors that shape the business environment. The country profile for Sierra Leone is based on data from the enterprise surveys conducted by the World Bank. The benchmarks include the averages for the group of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Sierra Leone income group. The enterprise surveys collect a wide array of qualitative and quantitative information through face to face interviews with firm managers and owners regarding the business environment in their countries and the productivity of their firms. The topics covered include infrastructure, trade, finance, regulations, taxes and business licensing, corruption, crime and informality, finance, innovation, labor, and perceptions about obstacles to doing business.