World Bank Unveils Access to Information Appeals Board

    The World Bank has appointed Wajahat Habibullah, Daniel Metcalfe and Olivier Schrameck to staff the independent Access to Information Appeals Board.

    Their two-year appointments will start today, July 1, also the day the bank commences implementation of its new policy on access to information.  

    Under the new policy, the lender’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association will release portions of reports on the status of implementation and results of projects, summary decisions during project concept review and appraisal, minutes of board committee meetings and summary of board meetings, all of which were previously not made public by the bank.

    Habibullah currently serves as the chief information commissioner in India’s Central Information Commission. Metcalfe is as an adjunct professor of law at the Washington College of Law, American University, and Schrameck holds the presidency of the Conseil d’Etat’s Reports and Studies Section.

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      Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.