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The World Bank Group Archives Reading Room will be closed until further notice as a result of precautions being taken to address the coronavirus. Other Archives services may also be impacted. Apologies for the inconvenience.

The World Bank is open about its activities and welcomes opportunities to explain its work to the widest audience possible. Openness promotes engagement with stakeholders, which in turn, improves the design and implementation of projects and policies, and strengthens development outcomes. The World Bank seeks to facilitate information sharing, broaden understanding of development issues, coordinate its activities with other institutions and agencies, and strengthen public support for efforts to improve the lives of people in developing countries. At the same time, the World Bank recognizes its obligation to protect the confidentiality of certain information.

Access to World Bank records may be provided in cases permissible under the provisions of the World Bank Policy on Access to Information. Those interested in consulting World Bank records are urged to contact us via the Access to Information website.