About Our Records and Finding Aids

The following pages provide an introduction to the records of the World Bank Group Archives as well as to the archival finding aids navigable on this website.

  • About our holdings – The records of the World Bank Group Archives can inform research on a variety of topics. This page provides a thematic overview of our holdings and describes the different types of research topics supported by the records.

  • About the archives finding aids – Our finding aids are created according to the International Standard for Archival Description, or ISAD(G). This page describes some of the basic principles of the standard and provides an introduction to how researchers can use the finding aids to identify records relevant to their research.

  • List of fonds – A topical list of all of our fonds-level descriptions is available for browse. A short description of each sub-section provides contextual information related to the groupings.