Dr. Juan Jose Daboub was invited to the panel, "Fifteen Years of Doing Business: Opportunities for Future Directions” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. to discuss the future of the Doing Business Index. This year marks the fifteen-year anniversary of the Doing Business Index, which is a program that looks at various countries' economies and ranks them on their ease of starting and continuing a formal business.
Since its inception, the Doing Business Indicators have been under scrutiny with various adjustments made to them over the past few years. On Thursday, February 22, 2018, CSIS held a panel to discuss the accomplishments, controversies, and future of the Doing Business Indicators.
In the panel, Dr. Daboub talked about how the indicators were one of many resources that helped him when he was the Minister of Finance of El Salvador.
You can watch the panel in the video above or listen in the player below.
Giorgi Tsikolia, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Georgia
Rita Ramalho, Acting Director for the Global Indicator Group at the World Bank
- Michael Klein, Former Vice President for Financial and Private Sector Development at the World Bank Group
- Juan Jose Daboub, Former Minister of Finance of El Salvador and Former Managing Director at the World Bank Group
- Miriam Bruhn, Senior Economist, Development Research Group at the World Bank
- Justin Sandefur, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development