IFI governance


Only 22% of info requests fulfilled

23 November 2006

versión en español

A new study released in October by the Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) undermines IFI claims to increased transparency. Only 22 per cent of requests for information about IFI documents – submitted to both the IFIs and member governments – were satisfactorily responded to. The requests were filed according to a rigorous uniform methodology in Argentina, Bulgaria, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa. To remedy the situation, the GTI has launched an IFI transparency charter, a statement of the standards to which IFI information disclosure policies should conform and a key advocacy tool for the promotion of more progressive policies.