10:00—12:00 PM
World Bank H Building, Eugene R. Black Auditorium, 600 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC

An Independent Evaluation of the "Doing Business" Indicators

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. 

Victoria Elliott 
Corporate and Global Evaluation and Methods Unit, IEG 

François Bourguignon 
Director, Paris School of Economics Former Chief Economist, World Bank 

Dennis de Tray 
Vice President for Special Initiatives, Center for Global Development 

Penelope Brook 
Director, Indicators and Analysis, Financial and Private Sector Development, World Bank Group 

Moderated by: 
Vinod Thomas 
Director-General, Independent Evaluation Group 

Thursday, June 12, 2008 
10:00AM to 12:00PM

World Bank H Building, Eugene R. Black Auditorium 
600 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 

To Register: Seating is limited, we recommend early registration! 
Click here to register online. 
Questions? please email us at ieg_conference@worldbank.org


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