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Disclosure Policy Review & Global Consultations

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The World Bank has launched a comprehensive review of its disclosure policy. The Bank proposes to shift its approach to disclosure—from today’s policy, which spells out what information the Bank discloses (a “positive list”), to one under which the Bank would disclose any information in its possession that is not on a list of exceptions.

The guiding principles and the key elements of the proposed policy were discussed in the Approach Paper, Toward Greater Transparency: Rethinking the World Bank's Disclosure Policy. You may download the full text and summary versions of the paper from this website.

On March 12, we launched external consultations on the proposed policy changes, and solicited comments on the Approach Paper from a wide range of stakeholders. In addition to accepting comments online, the Bank held live public consultations in 33 member countries. The dates, locations, and summaries from these events are posted on the Summaries of Completed Consultations page. The consultation period closed on June 5.

Based on the comments we received during the consultations, we have revised the Approach Paper, now titled Toward Greater Transparency Through Access to Information: The World Bank's Disclosure Policy.[Oct.16, 2009]. A summary of key issues raised during the consultations and how this paper responds to those questions has been posted.

RECENT UPDATES

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   Completed Consultations
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GLOBAL CONSULTATIONS

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CONSULTATION RESOURCES

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Questions for Discussion

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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MULTIMEDIA

green arrow Peter Harrold, Director, Operations Services
green arrow Dr. Agnès Callamard, Executive Director,
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green arrow Shri Wajahat Habibullah, Chief Information Officer, India Central Information Commission


Please continue to check this site for updated information on our progress with this effort.

 

Read the Full Approach Paper

 Please note: The original English version of this document remains the sole official version. 

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Read the Summary

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Please direct all questions about the proposed approach, consultation process and this website to: Disclosure_Consultations@worldbank.org.






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