WB IBRD/IDA STAFF-06
- 1965 - 1978 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
3.60 linear feet of textual records
Name of creator
John A. King joined the World Bank in 1963 in the Economic Development Institute, then became a policy planning officer in the Development Service Department and in 1970 became a training adviser in the Office of the Director, Projects. From 1972-1978 he served as the Assistant to the Vice President, Projects. He was the secretary of the Steering Committee of the 1972 Bank reorganization. He left the Bank in 1978.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The records were transferred to the Archives in 1978 and 1989.
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Scope and content
The first series of records are King's files on Bank studies in which he participated. These include a review by the Projects Staff of completed sector and feasibility studies in order to improve the Bank's technical assistance to developing countries, a study of project management, and the studies undertaken as part of the 1972 Bank reorganization. The files include minutes of meetings, correspondence, memoranda, background data, and successive drafts of the final report. The files on the 1972 reorganization also include staff opinion surveys and reviews of the implementation of the reorganization plan.
The second series is a subject file that relates principally to King's work as the Assistant to the Vice President, Projects. The records include a number of files from Charles A. Morse, who was the procurement adviser to the Vice President. The majority of the records relate to procurement policy, but they also include correspondence with Executive Directors (clearly a fragment, as a list of items included in the file says Vol. IV), minutes and agendas from Program Coordinators' meetings, records on project preparation and project insurance, drafts of speeches and articles by both Morse and King, and memos and reports relating to the 1976-1977 Arab boycott of U.S. goods.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Records are arranged in two series:
Records relating to special studies
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.
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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).
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Dates of creation revision deletion
28 May 2004