Development institutions like the World Bank Group are an important source of information for civil society and communities, but the process of filing a request and making appeals can be daunting. The Access to Information Policies of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation affirm each institution’s commitment to transparency and disclosure of information, and create channels through which the public can request information that is not already publicly accessible. Bank Information Center and the Centre for Law and Democracy are launching two guides for civil society that explain how the Access to Information Policies can be used to request information, and how to file an appeal in the case that a request is denied.
Access the guides here:
Accessing Information from the World Bank: A Guide to Making Requests and Appealing Denials
Accessing Information from the International Finance Corporation: A Guide to Making Requests and Appealing Denials