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External review finds deeper rot in World Bank ‘Doing Business’ rankings

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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Weeks before the World Bank scrapped its flagship Doing Business rankings following a damning independent probe, a group of external advisers recommended an overhaul of the rankings to limit countries’ efforts to “manipulate their scores.” An 84-page review, written by senior academics and economists, was published on the bank’s website on Monday, about three weeks after it was submitted to World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart. The World Bank on Thursday said it would cancel the “Doing Business” series https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-b…

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