The EBRD’s Public Information Policy (PIP) embodies the Bank’s commitment to enhance the transparency of its activities and promote good governance. This sixth review has been carried out as mandated by the Policy.
The 2014 review was wide-ranging, including internal and external consultations, including extensive meetings with representatives of CSOs.
The policy is founded on the following principles:
The EBRD is guided by the underlying presumption that, whenever possible, information concerning the Bank’s operational and institutional activities will be made available to the public in the absence of a compelling reason for confidentiality.
Accountability and governance
The EBRD is committed to reinforcing its accountability to shareholders, and to ensuring high standards of corporate governance.
As an international financial institution, entrusted with public monies to promote transition in its countries of operations, the Bank is accountable to its shareholders who remain at the heart of policy design and strategic decision-making.
Through its commitment to open communication, the Bank demonstrates its willingness to listen to third parties so as to benefit from their contributions to its work in fulfilling its mandate.
Requesting Board Reports for public sector projects
Section 3.2 of the Public Information Policy sets out that “Board Reports for public sector projects will be made available to the public on request, once the project has been approved by the Board of Directors. Information considered confidential, as set out in Section E of the Policy, will be removed from the documents prior to release.” Please make a request for a Board Report for a public sector project via the ‘enquiries’ webpage.
Report on implementation of the Public Information Policy
The EBRD’s Public Information Policy commits the Bank's management to report to the Board of Directors on an annual basis on implementation of the Public Information Policy, with the findings to be made available on this website. In the interests of clarity and consistency the report addresses each PIP obligation and its implementation in the order in which these appear in the policy