Access to Information Policy (AIP)
What information does IFC disclose?
IFC's Access to Information Policy (AIP) went into effect on January 1, 2012, and supersedes the IFC Disclosure Policy (April 2006). Through the 2012 policy, IFC seeks to provide accurate and timely information regarding its investment and advisory services activities to its clients, partners and stakeholders.
Investment Related Information
For investment projects, IFC discloses a Summary of Investment Information (SII) and, if relevant, an Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS), depending on the E&S risk categorization. For all Category A investments, disclosure occurs 60 days prior to consideration by IFC's Board of Directors. For all other investments, disclosure occurs 30 days prior to Board discussion.
Advisory Services Related Information
For advisory services projects, IFC discloses a summary of Advisory Services Project Information (ASPI), following approval of the project.
Project Results Information
For each investment and advisory project, IFC discloses certain results. These involve indicators tracked in IFC’s Development Outcome Tracking System (DOTS) that are not commercially sensitive, as agreed with the client. The disclosure applies only to projects with an E&S risk categorization of A, B, FI-1, and FI-2. This information is added to the SII as soon as the project begins recording results and is updated on an annual basis following the publication of IFC's Annual Report.
World Bank Group Open Finances
IFC contributes up-to-date project data to the World Bank Group Open Finances website. The goal of the website is to make data related to the World Bank Group's financials available to everybody in a social, interactive, visually compelling, and machine readable format. All the data on the website is available to slice and dice, visualize, and share with others. We invite you to explore the numerous, easy-to-use tools on the website, discuss and rate the datasets, build your own visualizations, and share what is interesting to you through channels like Facebook and Twitter. You can also download the data in multiple formats or, if you are a developer, connect to it through the APIs associated with all the datasets. To get started:
- Explore the datasets on the WBG Open Data website
- Get more background information about the site tools and interactive features on the site
- Download our iPhone/iPad app or visit the mobile app website
- Read the terms and conditions associated with the use of data
- IFC Access to Information Policy (PDF)
- IFC Access to Information Policy Translations
- World Bank Access to Information Policy