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We would like to invite you to take this 15-minute survey to help build knowledge on the implementation of corporate governance within micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.

Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) need to maintain their competitiveness, agility and resilience in today’s dynamic and ever-changing environment. They are faced with the challenge of balancing the interests of multiple internal and external stakeholders while continually pursuing their business and operational commitments and ambitions.

What is this survey about?

The purpose of the survey is to understand the way governance is currently adopted across MSMEs in the Gulf Region. It will measure how individual businesses apply corporate governance practices internally, and identify gaps in implementation. 

Who is this survey for?

Micro, small, and medium enterprise owners, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and employees may answer this survey.

What will we do with this data?

All information is provided on an anonymous basis and will be kept confidential. The results of the survey will be shared in a regional report to highlight the current governance practices adopted by regional MSMEs, the opportunities and challenges to adopting best governance practices, and how addressing gaps in governance implementation can bolster regional businesses.

All information captured in this survey will remain confidential and anonymous and shall not be used for any purpose other than for the development of regional publications and training intended to support this programme.

The information collected in this survey will not be shared with any third parties and remains solely for the purpose of this research. By filling out this survey, you agree to share information with the Pearl Initiative and AQ Partners Investment LLC (AQ&P) that is protected under a Confidentiality Agreement for the period of three (3) years between the two parties.

About AQ&P

AQ&P is a global advisory firm dedicated to advising CEOs and board level executives through fundamental, complex and strategic governance challenges that define their organisations. Strong, effective governance is the foundation upon which successful organisations better manage risk, build trust amongst their stakeholders and deliver long-term value. We view everything through this firm belief to advise our clients and to structure and implement modern, effective governance practices that empower CEOs and boards to establish clear mandates, mitigate risk and deliver long term value.

To learn more about AQ&P and its work on ESG advisory, please visit:


About the Pearl Initiative

The Pearl Initiative is a leading non-profit organisation working to improve corporate accountability, transparency and governance in the Private Sector. The Pearl Initiative believes that proactively raising standards in these areas enhances business innovation, opportunity and value creation.

To learn more about the Pearl Initiative and download some of our previous publications, please visit: 


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