Series - Country files

Identity area

Reference code

WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_118-03

Title

Country files

Date(s)

  • 1962 - 1972 (primarily 1965 - 1972) (Creation)

Level of description

Series

Extent and medium

29.76 linear feet of textual records

Context area

Name of creator

Archival history

The records in this fonds were transferred from the Policy Planning and Program Review Department (PPPR) of the Development Policy Vice Presidency (VPD) to the World Bank's Central Files in 1974 and, in 1990 or 1992, into the custody of the World Bank Group Archives.

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

Series consists of a set of country files which combines communications from the secretariats of the Staff Economic Committee (SEC) and its successor Economic Committee (EC) and reports circulated to committee members for review during a meeting of the committee, for written comment, or for information. Records relate exclusively to the review of country-related reports as opposed to general sector or Bank policy reports.

Records in this series include the full range of correspondence, memoranda, and reports circulated as part of the committee's activities between 1965 and 1972; there are a very small number of records dating from 1962 to 1964. Records relating to committee communications include: memoranda proposing meetings by committee members; conclusions and recommendations on papers; notes of meetings; memoranda submitted by committee members who could not attend meetings containing their comments on reports; attendance lists; informal notes for discussion for upcoming meetings; memoranda on the meeting of an EC subcommittee that previously reviewed the report; and meetings minutes.

Reports circulated by the committee secretariat for review and other materials circulated for information and background are also included in this series. Records include: press releases; briefing papers; portions of president's reports and recommendations on projects submitted to the Executive Directors; mission Terms of Reference; Country Economic Briefs, Country Program Notes, and Country Program Papers; and International Development Association (IDA) operations briefs on specific countries.

Note that in some report folders, only a secretariat's cover letter is included, indicating the title of a draft report that was previously attached and the date when either comments are requested or when a meeting will be held to discuss the report. In these cases, the actual report is not included and the folder title indicates "no report attached".

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

During processing of the records in this series, in most cases a single record was filed into a single folder. Folders within the boxes are organized alphabetically by country in boxes.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

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

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

An inventory list is available here.

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Related units of description

  • See Records of the (Staff) Economic Committee - Committee communications for communications primarily circulated by the Staff Economic Committee (SEC, 1952 - 1965) and Economic Committee (EC, 1965 - 1972) secretariats to committee members. Communications include notice of meeting, conclusions and recommendations, and minutes. Communications in the "Committee communications" series and those in the "Country files" series are largely duplicate.

  • See Records of the (Staff) Economic Committee - Circulationof reports for review or information (WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_118-01) for draft reports and related materials circulated by the Economic Committee (EC) secretariats to Committee members. Reports in the "Circulation of reports for review or information" series and those in the "Country files" series are largely duplicate.

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Rules and/or conventions used

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

24 June 2022

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