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

October 4, 2021

Washington, DC: The IMF Executive Board met today with the representatives of the law firm WilmerHale as part of its ongoing review of the matter raised by WilmerHale’s investigation of the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report. The Executive Board will also meet on the matter soon with the Managing Director as part of this process.

The Executive Board remains committed to a thorough, objective, and timely review.

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