World Bank Doing Business report:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context- What has happened? The World Bank, in mid-September, announced that it was set to discontinue publishing its Doing Business report.   Why? This announcement came on the back of an independent investigation that, reportedly, found “data irregularities” that prevailed …

World Bank discontinues Doing Business rankings:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: The World Bank Group has decided to discontinue publication of its ‘Doing Business’ rankings of country business climates after a review of data irregularities in the 2018 and 2020 reports.   What’s the issue? In August 2020, World Bank paused …