CABEI announces the implementation of its access to information policy
With the statement on information access by the Assembly of Governors two years ago, the Bank affirmed that transparency and accountability are fundamental to its structure.
Tegucigalpa, March 9th, 2021.- The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) informed today during the virtual event "International Financial Institutions and their Information Access Policies: Comparative Experience and Best Practices" of the implementation of its Information Access Policy.
Enabling the implementation of this policy ratifies the institution's firm commitment to transparency, openness and accountability with the objective of maximizing information access and increasing public awareness of the Bank's development mission.
"At CABEI, access to information will be essential to promote the relationship with stakeholders for the purpose of improving the creation, design and execution of projects, strategies and policies, which in turn will improve development results and promote transparency as a key value in all of the Bank's activities," stated CABEI Executive President Dr. Dante Mossi in his welcoming remarks at the event.
With the Policy's entry into force, CABEI is aligning itself with the main standards regarding access to information. In particular, the Policy is guided by the maximum access principle in order to disclose information that is not protected by a series of clear and delimited reservations, maintaining a special emphasis on the disclosure of information on CABEI's operations, activities and decisions. It also allows any citizen to submit requests for information and, when access is denied, to request a review before a Committee made up of senior officials and chaired by a CABEI Director.
The new regulations came into effect on March 1, 2021, the date from which the Bank will progressively begin to disclose information classified as public, including as a specific milestone the disclosure of information in the project cycle as of April 1, 2021, so that our stakeholders become familiar with this new commitment.
With the development of the "International Financial Institutions and their Access to Information Policies: Comparative Experience and Good Practices" event, the multilateral begins a series of webinars entitled: "Towards CABEI's Access to Information Policy Implementation".
This meeting was attended by Marcelo Cerna, Chief of the Access to Information Section of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Juan M. Sterlin Balenciaga, Deputy Division Chief of Transparency and Civil Society Relations of the European Investment Bank (EIB); Lorena Ramírez, Senior Access to Information Specialist of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest; Federico Lopez, CABEI Access to Information Officer and Héctor Javier Guzmán, CABEI Secretary.