Series - Knowledge and learning events

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Knowledge and learning events


  • 1980 - 1999 (predominant 1997 - 1999) (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2.52 linear feet of textual records; 43 audiocassettes; 2 videocassettes

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Records were transferred to the Archives by the Human Development Network Health, Nutrition, and Population Team (HDNHE) in 2001 in accordance with approved records retention schedules.

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Scope and content

Series primarily contains records related to conferences, seminars, internal training courses, brown bag lunch (BBL) presentations, or other events organized or attended by the Health, Nutrition, and Population Team (HDNHE) and previous units. A portion of the records were maintained by Principal Economist Helen Saxenian who was also the health, nutrition, and population sector training coordination committee chair. Records were also maintained by Senior Nutritionist Judith McGuire, Consultant Joy Miller de Rosso, and others.

Records comprising the series include: correspondence; seminar and presentation papers; back-to-office reports, several regarding health reforms and health systems studies; sound and video recordings of presentations; hard copies of presentation slides; minutes and agenda of committee training meetings; and learning materials such as course descriptions and BBL summaries occasionally filed with statistical data tables or articles.

Topics include, but are not limited to: HIV/AIDS, evidence-based medicine, vaccines, health care and poverty, nutrition, health and social sector reform, Safe Motherhood or women and children's health, and country health care systems.

There are also two files related to the Bank's Economic Development Institute (EDI) case studies (1980 - 1990).

The series also contains audiocassette recordings of the Food and Nutrition Policy Course (1997 - 1998) and one file of textual records containing the course material. The videocassette titles included in the series are "What do Women and Children Die of?" (1998) and "Challenges for Health Sector Reform in Latin America and the Caribbean" (1999).

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Accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by title of conference or event.

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Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

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

Language of material

  • English

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An inventory list is available here.

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Related units of description

  • See Records of the Population, Health and Nutrition Sector - Research and policy development (WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_89-07) for records related to conferences and seminars attended or organized by the Policy and Research Division (PHNPR) of the Population, Health and Nutrition Department and staff papers presented to conferences, 1979 - 1988.

  • See Records of the Population, Health, and Nutrition Sector - Director and Front Office records (WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_89-06) for additional records related to conferences, seminars, and similar events.

  • See Records of the World Bank Institute (WB IBRD/IDA WBI) for records related to health sector training program and courses.

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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules

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Dates of creation revision deletion

22 May 2020




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