The world revolves around data,
And data has become a new currency in data bank
However, there are instances when vested interests influence the data processes.
Hence, when the World Bank pauses the publication of the Doing Business report,
Primarily because of a number of irregularities
Regarding changes to the data
In the Doing Business 2018 and 2020 reports,
It is worrisome!
The World Bank is not an ordinary bank,
The world also banks on them for the knowledge resource they create.
Not sure if this is one of the isolated case or it hints at a deeper malaise.
But what is comforting is the apparent course correction.
The World Bank has initiated independent Internal Audit function to perform an audit of the processes for data collection and review for Doing Business.
And why not, when at stake is the credibility itself.