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World Bank says taking steps to boost research integrity after data rigging scandal

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WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The World Bank will keep pushing to help developing countries improve their business climates, World Bank President David Malpass said on Monday when asked about the bank"s decision to cancel its flagship "Doing Business" reports after a series of data irregularities and claims of data manipulation.

Asked how the bank would rebuild its credibility after the scandal, Malpass said strong research products remained a high priority for the bank, and said it had taken "several steps" to improve research integrity, including elevating chief economist Carmen Reinhart to a role in senior management. (Reporting by Andrea Shalal and David Lawder)

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