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A Presentation on the World Bank Group's Newly Released Doing Business 2014 Report

October 31, 2013 • 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT

The CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development cordially invites you to:

A Presentation on the World Bank Group's Newly Released  Doing Business 2014 Report 

Opening Remarks:
The Honorable Ana Palacio
Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain and Member of the Spanish Council of State; Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank Group; Senior Adviser, CSIS

Presentation of Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises by:
Dr. Augusto López-Claros
Director of Global Indicators and Analysis, World Bank Group

Panel Discussion with:
Dr. Paige Alexander
Administrator of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, U.S. Agency for International Development

Dr. Michael Klein
Former Vice President for Financial and Private Sector Development, World Bank Group

Dr. Ricardo Raineri
Alternate Executive Director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay, World Bank Group

Moderated by:
Daniel Runde
Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS

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The World Bank Group's Doing Business report highlights the complications small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) face across countries by summarizing government regulations on business into comparable indicators. In conjunction with the related investment climate work, Doing Business is one of the most succesful initiatives of the World Bank Group. The issues identified by the Doing Business report have prompted major reforms on property rights, contract enforcement, and other business procedures around the world.

USAID also played a critical role in launching Doing Business, including providing seed funding. USAID’s Investor Roadmap was one of the two sources for its methodology. USAID has also funded some of the subsequent expanded coverage of indicators, countries, and further analytical products.

Join us for the “soft” Washington, D.C. roll out of the Doing Business 2014 report, its key findings, and its impact on the international business climate.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development