The World Bank has released an approach paper advocating a shift towards greater transparency through a paradigm shift in the architecture of its disclosure policy.
The paper highlights limitations of its existing policy, as well as the principles, key elements and implications of the proposed approach.
The Bank currently specifically defines the categories of information it can disclose. This approach leaves large gaps, and creates the perception that items not on the list are categorically not eligible for dissemination.
The new policy would operate under a presumption of disclosure, defining instead a list of subjects which are off limits, opening the door for demanding the dissemination of any other information.
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