WHY IS THE IDB PRESENTING A NEW ACCESS TO INFORMATION POLICY PROPOSAL?
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is updating its Access to Information Policy to reaffirm its commitment to transparency, strengthen corporate governance, and enhance accountability. During this process, the IDB will implement institutional reforms to become more responsive, receptive, and inclusive.
The IDB recognizes Access to Information as a core principle and a tool to achieving higher levels of transparency. The new policy proposal aims to maximize access to information by adopting clearer language, reducing exceptions, facilitating procedures, and facilitating requests.
To further strengthen the IDB’s culture of openness and transparency, the Bank is inviting all interested parties to participate in a public consultation process. The goal is to obtain feedback from stakeholders to build a more robust and representative policy.