Series - Correspondence and Other Records of Masood Ahmed, Director, International Economics Department (IEC) Relating to Finance and Development and to Phase II of IEC's Renewal Program

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WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-56

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Correspondence and Other Records of Masood Ahmed, Director, International Economics Department (IEC) Relating to Finance and Development and to Phase II of IEC's Renewal Program

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  • August 1994 – March 1997 (Creation)

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0.91 linear feet of textual records

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Archival history

The records in this series were transferred to the Archives from both the International Economics Department (IEC) and the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM). In the case of the latter, Masood Ahmed did not immediately transfer all of the records in his possession upon his move to PREM. When the records were ultimately transferred to the Archives in 1998, they were accompanied by records he created and received while serving as Vice President of PREM. These records have been placed inthe Records of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (WB IBRD/IDA PREM).

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This series consists of two parts. The first part contains International Economics Department (IEC) Director Masood Ahmed's records relating to the publication Finance & Development (F &D). Ahmed was a member of the Joint Fund-Bank Committee on Finance & Development from 1994 until January 1997. His files relating to Finance & Development consist mostly of correspondence with the editor-in-chief of F & D; copies of articles that were considered for publication in F & D; and comments on the proposed articles from Ahmed, IEC staff members, and other members of the Joint Committee. A few agenda and minutes of meetings of the Joint Committee are included in the series. Also included is correspondence sent to Ahmed that details the Bank's decision to discontinue the F & D in March 1997.

The second part of the series contains Director Masood Ahmed's files relating to Phase II of the International Economics Department's Renewal Program, which focus on the data and systems area of the department (established inspring 1995 and called the Development Data Group -IECDD). The files in this series include: intra-IEC memoranda and copies of IEC memoranda to other Bank units concerning the Renewal Program; minutes of meetings of the Redesign Team, the Steering Committee, the Data/System Management Team, and the various Sub Teams; copies of slides from computer-assisted presentations regarding the program made to the Steering Committee, the Departmental Management Team, and the IEC staff; copies of the IECDD briefing packet distributed to staff; notes from planning sessions; and memoranda regarding the reorganization of the Development Data Group.

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Records are arranged in the two parts described above. The first part is arranged chronologically. The second part is arranged by type of record and thereunder chronologically.

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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 Masood Ahmed files (WB IBRD/IDA STAFF-19) for chronological files for Ahmed's time in IEC and previous roles at the Bank; and Records of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (WB IBRD/IDA PREM).

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

29 September 2011, 20 February 2014

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