Over the past decade, the IMF has taken a number of steps to enhance its transparency and release more information about its members’ policies. In 2001, to spur the release of more information about the IMF’s work, its Executive Board decided to allow publication of country documents on a voluntary basis (meaning with the consent of the country concerned) and more systematic publication of policy papers and associated Public Information Notices. That decision also defined safeguards—such as rules allowing deletions of highly market-sensitive material—to maintain frank policy discussions with members and help strike an appropriate balance between transparency and confidentiality. In a September 2003 review of the Fund’s transparency policy, to provide further impetus, the Board endorsed a move to a policy of voluntary-but-presumed publication for most reports. All staff reports and members’ policy intention documents (such as letters of intent relating to IMF-supported policy programs) and most policy papers now fall under this regime.