On Tuesday at 20:00 he will join the ebbf meaningful evening conversation that will examine the roles of a range of factors and their relative importance in contributing to foster the development of nations, Particular attention will be paid to income inequality, gender disparities, and inappropriate human values, among others, in retarding human progress.
On Wednesday from 15:00, he will, as Director of the Global Indicators Group at the World Bank Group, present the report that finds that Singapore tops the global ranking on the ease of doing business. Joining it on the list of the top 10 economies with the most business-friendly regulatory environments are New Zealand; Hong Kong SAR, China; Denmark; the Republic of Korea; Norway; the United States; the United Kingdom; Finland; and Australia. The Doing Business rankings are now based on the distance to the frontier measure where each economy is evaluated based on how close their business regulations are to the best global practices. This provides a more precise view of each economy’s performance and its improvement over time. Visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/ for access to the report.
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Update: 08/11/2014 The Prosperity of the World and the Development of Nations ebbf Geneva was delighted to welcome Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros at its 25th “meaningful conversation” event on 4 November 2014 hosted at the IFRC (International Federation of the Red Cross). Dr. Lopez-Claros explored the roles of a range of factors and their relative importance in contributing to foster the development of nations. In particular, he looked at factors of income inequality, gender disparities, and inappropriate human values, among others, in retarding human progress. The picture he painted was largely positive in the medium to long-term, even if the short-term outlook feels rather challenging at times. A terrific Q & A session provided additional insightful comments and questions, and participants left the evening with plenty of food for thought.