Statement on Report on Investigation of Data Irregularities in Doing Business 2018 and Doing Business 2020

Washington, DC: Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement on the Report on Investigation of Data Irregularities in Doing Business 2018 and Doing Business 2020:

“I disagree fundamentally with the findings and interpretations of the Investigation of Data Irregularities as it relates to my role in the World Bank’s Doing Business report of 2018. I have already had an initial briefing with the IMF’s Executive Board on this matter.”

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