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World Bank Information Disclosure Policies

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The World Bank established its Information Disclosure Policy in 1994 to ensure transparency, to explain its work to the widest possible audience, and to promote overall accountability. The disclosure policy was further updated in 2001 after extensive consultations with CSOs. This resulted in the placing of a greater number of project-related documents in the public domain.

Today, nearly all of the World Bank documents ranging from Country Assistance Strategies (CAS) and sector studies, to project-related reports are disseminated. The Bank continues to review the provisions and implementation of its Disclosure Policy on a regular basis.

The Bank has established some 80 Public Information Centers (PICs) around the world, which provide the general public with copies of Bank publications and access to the Bank’s web site.  The InfoShop, located in Washington, DC is the World Bank's development bookstore and information center, a one-stop-shop for economic development literature and a source of information on the Bank's work. 

The InfoShop serves a worldwide audience via the Internet, the retail store, and through the network of PICs in World Bank country offices. The Bookstore also includes publications from many other organizations such as governments, academic institutions, international organizations, and CSOs.   


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