Subfonds - Jochen Kraske files

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Jochen Kraske files


  • 1973 - 1992 (Creation)

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1.00 linear foot of textual records

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Biographical history

Jochen Kraske joined the World Bank in 1964. He was chief of the India Division in the South Asia Department, 1971-1975; twice chief of the Bank's Resident Mission in New Delhi, 1975-1979 and 1988-1991; Director of the Country Program Department of East Africa, 1979-1987; and Director of the Country Department for Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the South Asia Region, 1991-1992. He served as World Bank Historian, 1993-1997, and retired in 1997.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The records were transferred to the Archives in 1999.

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Scope and content

The records contain both correspondence and reference material maintained by Kraske relating to India. They include correspondence and draft papers from Kraske's period as chief of the Resident Mission in New Delhi; an historical reminiscence The New Delhi Office written by Kraske in 1993; copies of correspondence, memoranda, and draft papers on the history of the New Delhi office; copies of extracts from the debates in the Indian Parliament about the World Bank; clippings from the Asian Recorder on the Bank in India; two papers by Kraske on India, Some thoughts on the role of the New Delhi Office (1987) and The role of field-based staff in maintaining portfolio quality: The case of agriculture and the New Delhi Office (1992) and drafts of three speeches to African audiences; and publications by S.R. Sen, M. Narasimham, A.V. Desai, R. Mohan and others. Although quite small, this series is a rich source for the history of the World Bank in India.

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Accruals are not expected.

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Arranged in one series

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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.

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Related units of description

  • See Records of the South Asia Regional Vice Presidency (WB-IBRD/IDA-SAR)..

  • See the records of the Africa Regional Vice Presidency (WB IBRD/IDA AFR).

  • See Records of the Office of the Historian -- Records of the World Bank History Project -- Interviews (WB IBRD/IDA HIST-01-10) for oral interview with Jochen Kraske.

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

2 June 2004




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