Series - Country Strategy Papers

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WB IBRD/IDA STAFF-26-03

Title

Country Strategy Papers

Date(s)

  • 1973 - 1993 (Creation)

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2.82 linear feet of textual records

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Series consists of Moeen Qureshi's set of Country Strategy Papers (CSP) and Country Strategy Notes (CSN), and their predecessor, Country Program Papers (CPP). While Qureshi was both Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (IBRD) Vice President of Finance from 1979 to 1980 through his tenure as Senior Vice President, Finance (SVPFI, 1981-1987), the papers were copied to him for his information. The CPPs and CSPs map out the Bank's assistance strategy for a country and were submitted by the Regional Vice Presidencies (RVPs) to the Operations Committee (OC) or the Operations Policy Committee (OPC) for review and approval. Most of Qureshi's files contain copies of the postscripts, which summarize the action taken by the OC, the OPC, or the OPNSV, together with the CPP or CSP, and copies of memoranda to the Senior Vice President for Operations (SVPOP). In a few instances, the country papers maintained when Qureshi was Vice President then Senior Vice President of Finance include attached typewritten notes. The notes were addressed to Qureshi from IBRD/IFC senior staff or were prepared by Qureshi, to provide additional economic information or insight on the country. Some of the files created when Qureshi was SVPOP beginning in 1987 also contain original memos and both review drafts and final versions of CSPs. The few earliest files, from 1974 to 1977, were maintained by Qureshi's IFC predecessor, Ladislaus Von Hoffman.

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Original order has been maintained. Files are arranged alphabetically by country, then chronologically within the files.

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

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

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  • See Records of the Operations (Loan) Committee - Operations Committee records of the Chairman (Moeen Qureshi) (WB IBRD/IDA LC-04) for records relating to meetings of the Operations Committee during the period when Qureshi was Senior Vice President, Operations and Committee Chairman.

  • Records of the Senior Vice President of Operations (WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_106) for other records relating to SVPOP's review of Country Strategy Papers.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

3 January 2020

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