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World Bank & IMF | Statement on Release of Investigation into Data Irregularities in Doing Business 2018 and 2020

Report to the Board of Executive Directors

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2021—The World Bank Group today released the following statement on behalf of the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors:

“The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today authorized the release of “Investigation of Data Irregularities in Doing Business 2018 and Doing Business 2020 – Investigation Findings and Report to the Board of Executive Directors,” an independent external review of the facts and circumstances around previously reported data irregularities in the 2018 and 2020 Doing Business reports.” 

Compliments of the World Bank.

Washington, DC: Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement on the Report on Investigation of Data Irregularities in Doing Business 2018 and Doing Business 2020:

“I disagree fundamentally with the findings and interpretations of the Investigation of Data Irregularities as it relates to my role in the World Bank’s Doing Business report of 2018. I have already had an initial briefing with the IMF’s Executive Board on this matter.”

Compliments of the IMF.