- 1972 - 1987 (predominant) (Creation)
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89.60 linear feet of textual records
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The Central File was maintained for CGIAR by the filing staff of the Non-Regional Information Center. The Center was disbanded in 1987, and the filing responsibility was turned over to CGIAR. Some items, however, continued to beadded to the old Central File during the years 1988-1991.
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This series is the key record of the first fifteen years of the history of CGIAR. All of the efforts to create the organization are documented, as are the general meetings held once or twice a year, the CGIAR staff liaison with the members and donors, the work of the Technical Advisory Committee (as the Science Council was called during those years), and the periodic reviews of the CGIAR program.
Other important records in the series are those in file category G, records of the international agricultural research centers. A set of files exists for each center, containing correspondence with and about the center, records of periodic reviews, appointments, projects and work plans, budgets and financing, and publications. These are an excellent source for the history of agricultural research and the choices made to support or not support a particular research emphasis. Files also exist on associated centers and programs that were not part of the core institutions supported by CGIAR. These files are not as extensive as those relating to the CGIAR centers, but they contain useful information on institutions such as the International Soybean Resource Base (INTSOY) and the International Agricultural Development Services (IADS).
Also included in the series are speeches, addresses and outgoing memos and letters of S. Shahid Husain as Chairman of CGIAR, 1984 - 1987.
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Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Records are arranged by alphanumeric subject according to the CGIAR file plan and thereunder chronologically. Publications and bulky items related to a subject are often filed in a file titled Documents and placed immediately after the main subject file.
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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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19 October 2002