Statement by the IMF Spokesperson on the IMF Executive Board’s Meeting on the Report on Investigation of Data Irregularities in Doing Business 2018 and Doing Business 2020

September 21, 2021

Washington, DC: The IMF’s Executive Board met today for an initial briefing from the Ethics Committee on the matter related to Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva’s alleged role in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 as described in the Investigation’s Report.

The Board discussed the Ethics Committee’s deliberations so far and had a preliminary exchange of views on the report and the Managing Director’s statement in response to it.

The Executive Board emphasized the importance it attached to conducting a thorough, objective, and timely review and agreed to meet again soon for a further discussion.

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