Series - ECDRB/DEDRB chronological files

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WB IBRD/IDA STAFF-29-01

Title

ECDRB/DEDRB chronological files

Date(s)

  • 1973 - 1981 (Creation)

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0.83 linear feet of textual records

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Scope and content

Series consists of chronological files created by Johannes Linn while serving in the Urban and Regional Economics Division of the Economics Department (ECDRB) and its successor the Development Economics Department (DEDRB) of the Development Policy Vice Presidency (DPS). Correspondence and memoranda contained in the chronological files generally relate to his work on urban development policy. Chronological files include those labeled "Chronological File - Official Correspondence" and labeled "Chronological File".

The "Official Correspondence" folders date from 1973 to 1981 and exclusively contain correspondence between Linn and individuals external to the World Bank. Most of the correspondence deals with the sharing of information (i.e. papers and reports), conference participation, and speech requests and logistical planning for conferences. A small number of papers and reports are included as attachments to correspondence. Correspondence is between Linn and academics, journalists, government officials, multilateral institutions, and other institutions and associations.

Other chronological files in this series primarily contain correspondence and memoranda between Linn and World Bank staff. Correspondence between Linn and external, non-Bank staff is more personal and substantive in nature than that found in the Official Correspondence files. Topics in these records include: project proposals; seminar and conference participation; research projects; work programs; economic analysis of Bank projects; and country and city studies.

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Accruals

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The series is arranged chronologically.

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Conditions governing access

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.

Language of material

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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Related units of description


  • 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 (WB IBRD/IDA DEC-01).


  • See records related to the Regional Vice Presidencies (RVPs) of the Operations Complex. See the 'Regional Units' section in the List of Fonds page.

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

5 July 2016

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