World Bank discontinues doing business report over false data

A number of countries, including Uganda  have been using the Doing Business report to improve thier economic ratings. PHOTO / FILE

What you need to know:

  • Ethical matters. The World Bank said that internal reports had raised ethical matters, including the conduct of former board officials, former and current staff, management, especially in change of reporting methodology with a view of favouring some countries. 
  • Therefore, the World Bank noted, after reviewing all the information available it had taken a decision to discontinue publishing of the annual Doing Business report. 

The World Bank has discontinued publication of the annual Doing Business report over irregularities and change of submitted data for 2018 and 2020.  

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