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"Doing Business in a More Transparent World": A Discussion of the 2012 World Bank Report

Every year since 2002, the World Bank’s Doing Business Project has released a report ranking the world’s economies. This highly influential report is used by policy makers and business leaders to create economic regulations and strategies in countries around the globe. What are the benefits and drawbacks to the World Bank’s approach? How does the report support innovation and entrepreneurship? What type of guidance is given to developing and emerging economies? What are the short- and long-term implications of the report’s recommendations? Join a panel of business, labor, and economic experts on December 6 for a careful and critical examination of this year’s report, Doing Business in a More Transparent World. 

The report is available online at www.doingbusiness.org


  • Augusto Lopez-Claros

    Director, Global Indicators and Analysis, World Bank-IFC
  • Peter Bakvis

    Director, Washington Office of the International Trade Union Confederation
  • Johnny Moloto

    Deputy Chief of Mission, South African Embassy
  • Frank Vargo

    Vice President of International Economic Affairs, National Association of Manufacturers
  • John W. Sewell

    Global Fellow
    Former President of the Overseas Development Council (ODC)