Oxfam reaction to the resignation of the World Bank's chief economist

Published: 24th January 2018

Reacting to the reported resignation of Paul Romer, the World Bank's chief economist, Nadia Daar, the head of Oxfam International's Washington office said: 

"Aside from obvious questions raised by Paul Romer’s resignation, serious concerns remain around the Doing Business report. Hopefully the next chief economist will be given the mandate to bring coherence and fairness to this ranking. For example, the report encourages governments to slash corporate taxes, undermining the Bank’s own strategy of helping countries raise revenues for critical areas such as health and education.”

Contact information

Simon Hernandez-Arthur in Washington/ simon.hernandezarthur@oxfam.org / +1 585 503 4568 / Twitter: @SimonHernandez

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