The Survey of Public Credit Registries was conducted by the World Bank in 1999-2000. 77 countries have participated in the survey, of which 40 indicated that they operated a public credit registry. The dataset contains responces to the survey regarding the nature of information collected and distributed by the Public Credit Registry, issues related to customer care and legal framework for credit.
Please use this key to decode variables in the attached dataset file. Analysis of this survey, as well as of the survey of private credit reporting firms and of financial institutions regarding their use of credit information, is presented in a paper, "Credit Reporting Systems Around The Globe: the State of the Art in Public and Private Credit Registries" by Margaret Miller.