Publication / 11 May 2017

Is it accessible? International Financial Institutions and public disclosure

The mission of development banks such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the recently founded  Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), is investing public money in projects serving the public good, such as agriculture, infrastucture, energy and healthcare. But how public and transparent is the decision making about these investments? Development banks tend to operate more and more like commercial banks, which makes them much less transparent. This publication focuses on this alarming development.

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