"Encouragingly, reform seems to be contagious. Countries try to emulate leaders in their regions... The willingness of governments to keep reforming in such tough times strengthens the prospects for recovery." --The Economist, 9/10/09
"Here's a rare bright spot as a result of the global financial crisis. The World Bank s Doing Business Report, which tracks how easy or hard it is to start new businesses in various countries around the world, is just out today, and more countries than ever are slashing red tape around starting businesses." --Newsweek, 9/8/09
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Bank works with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to formulate assistance strategies. Its country offices worldwide deliver the Bank's program in countries, liaise with government and civil society, and work to increase understanding of development issues.