“Doing Business”… as usual? World Bank flagship report needs to change (August 2014)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Aug 28, 2014


A new issue of the World Bank’s Doing Business Report has just come out. It all indicates that the team responsible for the report has decided to ignore the deep reforms recommended last year by an Independent Panel appointed by the World Bank President, Mr. Jim Kim, and amply supported by civil society, trade unions and shareholders.

Center of Concern and several other organizations sent a letter to the President of the World Bank expressing their surprise and disappointment at the lack of implementation of those recommendations in the methodological changes that will be put in place in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the report.

The letter also list priority points that need to be addressed for the Doing Business report to get on the right track.

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