Academics Top Requesters Under New Bank Policy

22 October 2010

The World Bank received 160 information requests in the first three months of its new Access to Information policy, according to a recent presentation by a Bank official.

Between July 1 (the effective date of the policy) and Sept.30th, the World Bank had received 160 information requests; 100 of which were granted, 10 were denied and 50 that are pending, according to an account by the Bank Information Center.

The vast majority of the requests (72) came from academia, 24 were from NGOs, 15 were consultants and 9 were business/private enterprise.

Another Bank official pointed out that that Implementation Status Reports (ISR) are now public per the policy and stated that 1,800 would be made public by the end of the year. ISRs provide information about the status of the project implementation.

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In this column, Washington, D.C.-based journalist Toby J. McIntosh reports on the latest developments in information disclosure in International Financial and Trade Institutions (IFTI).
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