Series - Correspondence and Other Records of the Development Policy Staff, Departments, and Divisions

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WB IBRD/IDA DEC-01-10

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Correspondence and Other Records of the Development Policy Staff, Departments, and Divisions

Date(s)

  • 1978 - 1983 (predominant 1978 - 1982) (Creation)

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7.91 linear feet of textual records

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This series contains the records of the Vice President for Development Policy's (VPD's) staff, departments, and divisions for the period 1978 - 1982. There are a few files that cover the Development Policy Staff (DPS) in general, and these files include a small amount of correspondence with the VPD, his senior adviser, and the Director, Development Policy, but this series primarily contains the correspondence, studies, reports, and publications of four of the DPS departments and of some of the divisions within those departments. Included are files for the Policy Planning and Program Review Department (PPR), the Economic Analysis and Projections Department (EPD), the Development Economics Department (DED), and the Development Research Center (DRC). The EPD correspondence for the years 1978 - 1980 also includes information regarding the Berne Union: Back-to-the-Office Reports from missions to Berne Union meetings; summaries of discussions at Berne Union meetings, and analyses of Berne Union data. The division-level files include correspondence, publications and reports generated by the division.

In addition to the department and division files, there are records relating to the Bank's World Development Report (WDR), 1978 - 1980. These files include correspondence containing input for the report, comments on drafts of the report, and plans for the content of the next report. Copies of background papers for the report and copies of the 1978 - 1980 editions are also included.

The Development Policy Staff ended in 1982, but this series includes DPS publications issued with a 1983 publication date.

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Records are roughly arranged in two time periods, 1978 - 1980 and 1981 - 1982 and thereunder roughly by department and by division within a department and thereunder by type of record: correspondence and documents (i.e., publications, studies, and reports). There are separate file groupings for Development Policy General and for the World Development Report.

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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 Chief Economist -- Records of the Office of the Vice President, Development Policy (VPD) and the Development Policy Staff -- Berne Union Files Maintained by Development Finance Services, Economic Program Department (WB IBRD/IDA DEC-01-01) for earlier correspondence relating to Berne Union.

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

5 October 2011

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