The World Bank-IFC "Doing Business" Indicators have rapidly become a well-known and influential tool for comparing the burden of certain business regulations across countries. They are presented in a simple way and have been effective in sparking dialogue in many countries. But what do they really measure? Are they robust? And are they appropriate for helping policy makers to shape reforms?
The assessment by the World Bank Group's Independent Evaluation Group takes an in-depth look at how the indicators are constructed, what they reflect, their relevance to development outcomes, and their usefulness to WBG staff, policy makers, and other stakeholders.
Corporate and Global Evaluation and Methods Unit, IEG
Director, Paris School of Economics Former Chief Economist, World Bank
Dennis de Tray
Vice President for Special Initiatives, Center for Global Development
Director, Indicators and Analysis, Financial and Private Sector Development, World Bank Group
Director-General, Independent Evaluation Group
Thursday, June 12, 2008
10:00AM to 12:00PM
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