Series - Financial files

Financial Files - Bank / Fund Debt Task Force - Correspondence Financial Files - Cofinancing - Correspondence Financial Files - Debt Initiative - Correspondence Financial Files - Debt - Correspondence - Volume 1 Financial Files - Debt initiative - Correspondence - Volume 2 Financial Files - Debt - Correspondence - Volume 2

Identity area

Reference code



Financial files


  • 1986 - 1990 (predominant) (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

1.20 linear feet of textual records

Context area

Archival history

The series was transferred to the Archives from the President's office in September 1991. The transfer list noted that three files (Debt initiative, General capital increase, and IDA reflows) were checked out and a note in the files said, Black book borrowed by Brookings Bank History Project. The Brookings Institution team that was writing the history of the Bank borrowed a number of files from the President's office, and presumably these were the missing files. All have now been returned and are interfiled. In addition, a file entitled Debt borrowed by the Brookings team was returned and added to the series in October 1997.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This series provides information on financial issues, both internal and external, that affect the Bank. The files include briefings, talking points, agendas, drafts of Mr. Conable's opening remarks for meetings, and correspondence. The file on the debt initiative includes records dating from the Clausen presidency.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Records are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

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

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

An inventory list is available here.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

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

Disclosure status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

29 June 2003




Accession area