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Scandal involving World Bank's 'Doing Business' index exposes problems in using sportslike rankings to guide development goals

The World Bank's ease of doing business index incentives countries to do whatever they can to improve their ranking. Jongho Shin/iStock via Getty ImagesThe World Bank, a behemoth of an organization that provides tens of billions of dollars in aid to mostly developing countries, is in the middle of one of its biggest scandals since being founded in 1944.

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