Aug. 30, 2020

The World Bank has said that it is pausing the publication of the Doing Business report that ranks countries on the basis of their business competitiveness, pending investigation into a “number of irregularities” in its 2018 and 2020 surveys.


  • Stating that the integrity and impartiality of its data and analysis is paramount, the World Bank announced a raft of measures and review of its processes.

  • According to the World Bank, the countries most affected appear to be Azerbaijan, China, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. India is not in the list of countries affected by the data irregularities.