We believe that sharing information is essential for sustainable development, so we seek out opportunities to talk about our work with the widest possible audience. Access to information stimulates public debate, broadens understanding of development issues, and enhances transparency and accountability in the development process. It also strengthens public support for development efforts, resulting in improvements in the quality of our assistance. Therefore, it is our policy to be open about our activities. To that end, we've expanded the information that we make available to the public and have streamlined access to it. Project Documents, including environmental and social assessments, are available throughout the Project Cycle, as well as our operations results, research and reviews. Approval is often withheld for projects, when project documents are not posted according to disclosure requirements. In addition, information is disseminated globally through the Public Information Centers (PIC). Public Information Centers staff members develop proactive outreach programs within their countries.Global Bank Group’s Public Information Centers disseminate development-related information and documentation on Global Bank Group operations and research to the public. The goal is to encourage dialogue, to enable people to make informed decisions on matters that affect their livelihood, and to encourage them to participate in their country’s development. These centers facilitate the production of documents in local languages, and they develop and maintain Web sites in local languages. Through public lectures, seminars, workshops, and Web casts, Global Bank Group and partner institutions worldwide make information on economic and social development widely available. Public Information Centers operate in capital cities and satellite centers. By the year 2025 centers will be located in every country in which the Global Bank Group operates.