Series - Apex and Retrospective Review Reports Maintained in the Policy and Review Department

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WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-34

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Apex and Retrospective Review Reports Maintained in the Policy and Review Department

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  • 1988 - 1991 (Creation)

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1.42 linear feet of textual records

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These files were maintained by Richard Woodford, Program Coordinator in the Office of the Senior Vice President, Policy, Planning and Research (SVPPR); Gregory Ingram, Principal Adviser, Policy and Research, Policy and Review Department (PRD); and Amarak Shalizi in the Program Management Unit (PRDPM) in PRD. PRD reported to the Senior Vice President, Policy, Research and External Affairs (PRESV).


  • The Apex Reports covering all PPR (later PRE) organizations, including DEC, were prepared at the end of each fiscal year quarter from feeder reports prepared by all PPR (PRE) organizations and included a summary of the status of principal elements of the current fiscal year's budget plan and descriptions of activities and accomplishments of each organizational unit. Annexes to the Reports provided listings of major policy and research papers completed or initiated during the quarter.


  • Retrospective reviews were conducted for PPR (later PRE) organizations after the close of a fiscal year. They provided Department Directors, Vice Presidents, and the Senior Vice President opportunities to compare organization performance against the fiscal year budget plan, to determine the reasons for any deviations from the plan, to gain insights for the implementation of the new fiscal year budget plan, and to share findings at the institutional level.


  • A folder containing a draft of and supporting materials for a briefing book for an Executive Directors budget Priorities Colloquium has also been included in this series. Thecolloquium was held on 9 October 1990 and appears to have been organized by the SVPPR and PRD.

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Records are arranged generally by fiscal year.

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Records are subject to the World Bank Policy on Access to Information.

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Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

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  • See Records of the Office of the Historian -- World Bank History Project -- Interviews (WB IBRD/IDA HIST-01-10) for interview with Gregory Ingram.


  • Records of the Office of the Chief Economist -- Records of the Office of the Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist andLlater Senior Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist (DECVP) -- Work Program and Budget Records for Fiscal Years 1988-1992, Maintained in the Policyand Review Department (WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-35).

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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

3 October 2011

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