World Bank Group on Discontinuing Doing Business Report

After data irregularities on Doing Business 2018 and 2020 were reported internally in June 2020, World Bank management paused the next Doing Business report and initiated a series of reviews and audits of the report and its methodology. Read the full statement released by the World Bank Group on the Doing Business report.

Read Statement

External Panel Review of Doing Business Methodology

The World Bank Group commissioned an external review of the methodology of the Doing Business report.

Read the review here.

Read the cover letter here.

Read the statement here.


Press Releases

The following press releases were published by the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank.

Doing Business 2020


Global Press Release: 
Governments Worldwide Launched 294 Reforms to Make Doing Business Easier Over Past Year

Regional Press Releases:

Sub Saharan Africa: Press releaseFact sheet
East Asia and Pacific: Press releaseFact sheet
Europe and Central Asia: Press release, Fact sheet
Latin America and Caribbean: Press release (Latin Americathe Caribbean), Fact sheet
Middle East and North Africa: Press releaseFact sheet
OECD High-Income Economies: Press releaseFact sheet
South Asia: Press release, Fact sheet

Doing Business in the European Union 2017: Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania


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