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The World Bank building in Washington. The World Bank building, Washington, April 5, 2021 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).

Africa Won’t Miss the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ Report

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

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Last week, the World Bank Group announced its decision to end publication of the Doing Business report, its flagship annual publication that rates the business environment of countries around the world, after a probe concluded that senior World Bank management pressured staff to alter data affecting the rankings of China and other nations. ...

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