Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) – a group of donors, multilateral
institutions and foundations 
– recently made the case for the inclusion of a Business
Environment Indicator for the Post-MDG Framework. This indicator would be
part of the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) that are set to replace the Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs) in 2015. Eurodad has several concerns about this proposal, most notably regarding
the creation of a composite indicator based on the World Bank Doing Business report. We strongly believe that any indicator hoping
to contribute to development should avoid a donor-driven cookie cutter approach.
In the proposal,
the DECD suggests four options for indicators that could assess progress towards
achieving a successful ...