WB IBRD/IDA EXC-11-47S
- 1986 - 1990 (predominant) (Creation)
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2.00 linear feet of textual records
The majority of the file units in this series were transferred to the Archives in 1991 and 1995. Thereafter the Archives added the files on Briefs, miscellaneous - Press interviews, Retreats, and World Bank - General, all of which were transferred to the Archives with other series of Conable records. The Archives also added to the existing Development Committee file the contents of three files on the Development Committee and three files on the Interim Committee that were transferred with Conable's U.S. Government liaison files.
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This series contains subject files on administrative and budgetary issues involving the Bank and, occasionally, the International Monetary Fund. The records include management discussion briefs, correspondence, and reports. The files cover important topics such as Paul Volcker's meetings with Conable, the purchase of theI building, press relations, staff issues such as pension and compensation, and fine tuning the 1987 Bank reorganization. The files also include a copy of a lecture delivered by Ibrahim F.I. Shihata, Vice President and General Counsel, in reference to the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the legal treatment of foreign investment. Some files contain material dating from the Clausen presidency.
This is one of the few series of records from the Conable Presidency whose content is principally the internal administration of the World Bank. As such, it provides insight into Conable's administrative style and the set of issues in which he was interested. This series does not contain files on the major reorganization that he undertook in 1987; it does, however, have substantive files on the subsequent fine tuning of the reorganization in late 1989.
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Records are arranged alphabetically.
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Conditions governing access
Records are subject to the World Bank Policy on Access to Information.
Conditions governing reproduction
Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.
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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).
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Dates of creation revision deletion
15 August 2006