IFI governance


Journalists press for transparency

5 April 2001

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the World Bank to publish adjustment loan documents, Country Assistance Strategies and Board Minutes or summaries of Board discussions. “Without the release of these documents, journalists cannot adequately fulfil their responsibilities to subject public bodies to scrutiny,” writes Aidan White, IFJ General Secretary. “Disclosure of these critical documents will remain at the whim of borrowing governments… [it] will be subject to political expediency rather than the public right to know.”