The recently approved Access to Information Policy allows for the declassification for certain materials following the passage of time and providing that they do not contain or refer to information which is not eligible under one of the exceptions set out in the policy.
The Board approved the review and early declassification of these reports (Proposal to Implement Specific Elements of the Access to Information Policy before July 1, 2010 R2010-0132 [IDA/R2010-0164]) and the regions were consulted to identify any which were ineligible. The types of reports are : Five years old or older = Economic and Sector reports, Project reports, Country Focus reports, Completion reports - Twenty years old or older = President's reports or memoranda
A special search has been set up to enable individuals to more easily search these documents - please see the Declassified Documents Search.
If you have additional questions, please visit the Access to Information Website.