Series - Correspondence and Other Records of the Program Management Unit (PRDPM), Policy and Review Department

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WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-31

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Correspondence and Other Records of the Program Management Unit (PRDPM), Policy and Review Department

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  • 1988, 1990 - 1991 (Creation)

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0.83 linear feet of textual records

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This series contains correspondence and other records of the Program Management Unit (PRDPM). The correspondence is in two parts. The first part is a chronological file that consists primarily of e-mail printouts received by PRDPM from October 1990 to May 1991. A few printouts of e-mails sent are included. Most of the e-mails were widely distributed to managers throughout the Policy, Research and External Affairs (PRE) complex. The few that are PRDPM specific concern the distribution of computers and the development of the Information Management and Technology Plan for PRE. The second correspondence segment contains memoranda and e-mail printouts both sent and received by PRDPM from April to August 1991. Filed among the correspondence are PRDPM director Zmarak Shalizi's handwritten notes from meetings with PRD and PRE managers. The correspondence primarily concerns the duties of the PRDPM support staff, budget allocations for PRE publications, and planning for the FY 91 retrospective reviews of PRE.

In addition to the correspondence, there are files concerning the development of a records management program and Management Information Systems for units in the PRE complex. These files include records of several task forces Filed under Management Information Services are records of the PRE Information Needs Task Force, February - June 1991, which was established to evaluate the Management Information Requirements for PRE. Included are agenda, notes from meetings, and a draft report. There are also pre-PRDPM records of the Working Group on Measuring PPR's (a predecessor of PRE) Outputs. This group, headed by Nancy Barry, was organized in August 1988 to develop a system of quarterly reports for measuring PPR outputs and activities. The records include the Terms of Reference for the group and the completed questionnaires from each of the PPR divisions. Filed under Information Management Committee Records is some scattered correspondence concerning the Information Management and Technology Policy Committee (IMTPC) which was established to formulate Bank-wide IMT strategies.

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Records are arranged In three parts: a chronological correspondence file, October 1990 to May 1991; a correspondence file arranged by subject and thereunder chronologically, April to August 1991; and correspondence and other records arranged by subject 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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  • Records documenting the substantive work of PRDPM, i.e. drafting and monitoring the budgets and work programs for PRE units, are filed with the Records of the Office of the Chief Economist -- Records of the Office of the Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist and Later Senior Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist (DECVP) -- Subject Files of the Director, Policy and Review Department (PRDDR) (WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-23).

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

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29 September 2011

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