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Records of the Chief Financial Officer

Records of the Chief Financial Officer

  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 2010

The fonds includes records of the Vice President of Finance (VPF), the Senior Vice President of Finance (SVPFI/FINSV), and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), all of which were responsible for the overall management of the Finance Complex of the Bank. The fonds does not include the records for the dual role of Managing Director and CFO (MDCFO) from 2003 to 2004. The administrative history outlines the complexity of the functional relationship between Managing Director and CFO from 1998 to 2014. See "Relatedunits of description" for the location of MDCFO records.

Records of the Finance VPs and CFO

The fonds includes records of the Vice President of Finance (VPF), the Senior Vice President of Finance (SVPFI/FINSV), and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from 1967 to 2010.

First, this includes IDA replenishment negotiation records maintained by the Vice President of Finance (VPF) I.P.M Cargill from 1967 to 1978. Records related to IDA replenishment prior to 1974 were previously maintained by the Office of Vice President Denis H.R. Rickett (OVPDR) and Senior Vice President of Operations (SVPOP) Burke Knapp, but these records were inherited by I.P.M. Cargill when IDA replenishment negotiation responsibilities were transferred to the VPF in 1974. The records consist of general files, IDA meeting files, and IDA country files. The general files consist of correspondence, briefs or background records on replenishment negotiations, and subject files arranged according to replenishment negotiation (e.g. IDA1 or IDA2).The IDA meeting records are arranged chronologically and contain meeting minutes, agenda, lists of deputies, and country correspondence for IDA 2 - IDA 5 meetings. IDA country files consist of internal memoranda and correspondence regarding member country contributions to IDA funds.

The records also consist of materials maintained by Senior Vice President of Finance (FINSV) Ernest Stern from 1987 to 1991. This includes chronological correspondence files containing cables, memoranda, and reports as well as briefing books prepared for Stern for meetings with member countries, International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank Annual Meetings, and high level senior official meetings. Records relating to Stern's participation in the President's Council are also contained in this series. These include memoranda, reports, and correspondence to President Conable.

The records also include records maintained by Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Vincenzo La Via from 2005 to 2010. This includes: chronological correspondence files; briefing books prepared for the Joint IMF-World Bank Annual meetings, IDA 15-16 Replenishment meetings, and other high level senior meetings; speech transcripts, statements, and talking points prepared by La Via; and travel arrangement and reporting records.

Records of the Front Office directors and advisers

The records consist of Raymond J. Goodman records from when he served as Director of Financial Policy in the Front Office of the Vice President of Finance (VPF) I.P.M. Cargill from 1975 to December 1977.The records include: memoranda; cables; financial policy papers; Bank and non-Bank reports; press clippings; and notices of meetings related to topics of financial policy. Topics include: Bank borrowing; basic needs; capital markets; capital requirements; capital subscriptions; the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR); cofinancing; the Common Fund; Counterpart funds; debt rescheduling; the Development Commission; the European Investment

Bank; the European Development Fund; the European Communities (EEC) Special Action Fund; the External Department; grace periods and maturities; IBRD financial policies; International Bank for Debt Redemption (IBRD); 4th IDA Replenishment; 5th IDA Replenishment; the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); IMF Trust Fund; loan sales and participation; and program lending.

The records also include annotated memoranda, correspondence, drafts, and reports maintained by Percy S. Mistry, the Adviser for the Senior Vice President of Finance (SVPFI) Moeen Qureshi from 1981 to 1987. Percy's records are arranged by the following subjects: IBRD, finance, development assistance, IDA, and personnel and organization.

Mistry's IBRD records related to: reports from Task force on the Future of the Bank; the Bank's Bank; Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) collaboration; Annual Meeting briefs; the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); Task Force Survey; and streamlining Bank procedures.

Mistry's finance recordsinclude general topics such as: accessing capital markets; capital subscription status; currency pooling; general capital Increase (GCI); investment authority; loan charges; and technical assistance for financial management.

Mistry's development assistance records include the following topics: debt and adjustment in developing countries; poverty alleviation; IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDR)/Aid link; U.S. position on multilateral development banks; Development Finance Companies; the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); the Asian Development Bank; and others. The records also include: minutes and reports from the Bank's Development Committee; meeting minutes and agenda for the Task Force on Concessional Flows; and a report from the Bank's Task Force on Non-Concessional Flows.

Mistry's IDA related records include minutes and reports from IDA Deputies Meetings for IDA 6 - IDA 8 replenishment negotiations from 1980 to 1986. The records also include correspondence, memoranda, andreports focused on the following topics: IDA calls/encashments; IDA legislative status reports; IDA special contributions and trust funds; IDA 7 background papers; IDA 7 briefing papers; IDA country correspondence; IDA political campaign/initiatives; IDA public affairs strategies; IBRD transfers to IDA; and IDA deficits.

Mistry's personnel and organization records include reports and memos related to personnel staffing matters and the organizational arrangement of the Bank and the Finance Complex (FINCOM) from 1981 to 1987. Records related to personnel and organization of the Bank cover the following topics: institutional planning; feasibility studies for the Bank's London Office; the Young Professionals Program (YPP); policy on personnel payments; Bank policy committees; training programs; compensation review; and the IBRD Accounting Framework. The FINCOM records cover the following topics: planning and budgeting; performance planning and review; FINCOM department and unit organization; personnel issues; position descriptions; job grading; consultant hiring; recruitment; payroll administration; staff retirement plans; management development; personnel policy changes; and review and analysis of financial transaction flows.

Budget and planning

The fonds includes Bank-wide budget and planning records of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Vincenzo La Via prepared for meetings with the Bank President from 2006 to 2010. The records include: Bank-wide Quarterly Business Review reports; financial statement reports; and meeting minutes and agenda from President Meetings related to quarterly financial reporting, Bank strategic themes, and financial reporting by external audit and consulting firms.

Managing Committee records

The fonds also consist of records from the Managing Committee established by Bank President A.W. Clausen from 1981 to 1986. Clausen established the Managing Committee for the purpose of providing overall guidance for and management of the Bank in 1981. The SVPFI served as a committee member for the Managing Committee, along with the Senior Vice President of Operations (SVPOP) and other Bank vice presidents. The records were maintained by Senior Vice President of Finance (SVPFI) Moeen Qureshi. The records include: chronological Managing Committee agendas and meeting minutes; memoranda; and policy papers and reports drafted for the committee. The records focus on a broad range of finance-related topics, including: budgeting and planning; IBRD/IDA financing; IBRD borrowing; IBRD general capital increase (GCI); selective capital increase (SCI); financial policy; institutional planning, and others.

Finance Complex Central Files

The fonds also includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, reports, and statements related to finance functions and the Finance Complex units of the Bank. The records were maintained as part of the Bank's centralized filing system of the Non-Regional Information Center (NRIC) from 1978 to 1986. The records are not exclusive to onefunction or unit of the Finance Complex. The records are organized by the following categories: General; Programming and Budgeting; Controller; and Treasurer. The General records cover subjects of data regarding currency exchange, IDA 4-8th replenishment resources, overdue service payments, the Interest Subsidy Fund (Third Window), and preparation for IBRD/IDA Annual Report. The Programming and Budgeting records primarily include review reports of the Bank's financial and operating programs prepared for the Bank's Executive Directors and senior staff. The Controller records are related to accounting and financial statements reporting. The Treasurer records relate to portfolio sales and participation, cashier's reporting, securities, the Staff Retirement Plan, and telegraphic test key arrangements with commercial banks.

Chief Financial Officer