The Development Economics Vice-Presidency (DEC) generates new knowledge for development. It feeds this knowledge both internally to inform Bank operations, working with Networks and Regions, and externally to the global development community. It is the leading provider globally of the public good of knowledge for development.
The Global Indicators Group is housed in DEC. The Doing Business Unit is part of the Global Indicators Group and produces quantitative indicators and analysis of specific laws and regulations that influence firm’s decisions to invest and create jobs in 189 economies. Topics covered include the regulation of entry, labor regulations, contract enforcement, credit markets, property registries, corporate governance, construction permits, taxation, trade and electricity. Results are presented in a series of annual reports entitled “Doing Business,” a website database of business environment indicators, academic papers and country reports that feed into WBG operational and analytical work. By providing quantitative data to compare business regulation environments across economies and over time, Doing Business encourages countries to strive towards more efficient regulation. It offers measurable benchmarks for reform and serves as a resource for investors, analysts, and others interested in the business climate of each country. The Doing Business findings have been used by more than 80 countries to shape their reform agendas and monitor improvements on the ground.
Five highly motivated Operations Analysts are invited to join this dynamic unit, requiring a mix of operational and research skills and good knowledge of law and economics.
Language requirement: English [Essential]; Arabic [Desired]; French [Desired]; Portuguese [Desired]; Russian [Desired]; Spanish [Desired]
Location: Washington, DC
Closing Date: 10-Feb-2014