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BRIEF June 25, 2019

Digital Business Indicators—Acknowledgement


The Digital Business Indicators project appreciates funding support and intellectual inputs received from several partners. In particular, the project received funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Digital Development Partnership (DDP, which includes Denmark, Finland, GSMA, Israel, Japan, Korea, Microsoft, Norway and the United Kingdom) and the Umbrella Facility for Trade Trust Fund (TRTA, supported by DFID, Sida, SECO, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Bertram Boie, Rong Chen, Kaoru Kimura, Martin Molinuevo, and Tanya Primiani have been the Co-Task Team Leaders (TTLs) of the project, at different moments of time. Management team of the different World Bank Global Practices and departments, including Simeon Djankov, Boutheina Guermazi, Sarah Iqbal, Antonio Nucifora, Rita Ramalho, Michel Rogy, and Jane Treadwell, provided guidance. The team benefited from comments and discussions with experts from both inside and outside the World Bank Group. Maja Andjelkovich, Maritza Castro, Maria Teresa Chimienti, Mary C. Hallward-Driemeier, William John Gain, Doyle Gallegos, Ankur Huria, Marcus Bartley Johns, Melissa Johns, Dietmar Jost, Karol Karpinski, Tim Kelly, Harish Natarajan, Fernando Peña, Sandra V. Sargent, Daniel Saslavsky, Kati Suominen, Carlos Grau Tanner, and Raymond Yee provided valuable comments on the questionnaires and methodology of the project. Current and former team members include Joseph Ashraf El-Cassabgui, Simon Gaillard, Paris Gkartzonikas, Lillyana Sophia Daza Jaller, Kyoung Yang Kim, Nina Paustian, Valeria Balza Pineda, Jayashree Srinivasan, and Yuhan Wang.


Rita Ramalho

Lead Economist, Public Institutions Data and Analytics


Photo of Rong Chen

Rong Chen

Economist, Global Indicators Group