Series - Liaison, partnerships and program collaboration

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Liaison, partnerships and program collaboration


  • 1979 - 1985, 1997 - 2000 (Creation)

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1.33 linear feet of textual records

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Archival history

A portion of records were maintained in the Energy and Industry Information Center (EISIC) where they were under the control of the Bank's Records Management unit and organized according to the center's classification system. Inactive records in the EISIC were sent to the World Bank Group Archives in 1988. The remainder of the records in this series were transferred in 2004 by the IBRD Industry and Mining Division (COCPD) according to approved records retention schedules.

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Series consists of records related to partnerships and collaborative activities between external organizations and the Industrial Projects Department (IPD) units and successors between 1979 and 1985 and 1995 to 1999. Records provide information about common initiatives with partners in the industrial and mining sector, collaborative programs, and senior staff participation on high-level committees or events.

Most of the small set of files that were maintained in the Energy and Information Center (EISIC) document the participation of Division Chief L. Hartsell Cash, Projects, Mining and Heavy Machinery Division (IPDD2) in the United Nations Revolving Fund for Natural Resources Exploration working groups and Joint Operations Group (JOG) meetings (1979 - 1983). Other individual files include the International Labor Organization (1983 - 1986), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Research and Development in Integrated Resource Recovery programme (1984), and Business Partners for Development (BPD) mining cluster (1997 - 2000). Record types include: draft and final reports; minutes of United Nations Revolving Fund working group and JOG meetings; JOG progress and quarterly reports; internal memoranda and letters with representatives of external organizations.

The series also contains four files (1997 - 1999) related to the Bank-led Clean Coal Initiative (CCL) launched at a roundtable in June 1996. Specific records include: letters and facsimiles from IENIM Division Chief Peter Van der Veen to Energy Sector Management and Assistance Program (ESMAP) donors and stakeholders concerning financial support for a pilot "project" based in China; letters with consultants; strategic framework and reform priorities for China; draft articles on the Bank's involvement in coal and CCL; project description (also referred to as study program); Terms of Reference; coal price data; back-to-office-report; and other external reference articles and reports. Records were maintained by Principal Mineral Engineer John Strongman who was later succeeded by Principal Mining Engineer and Task Manager Christopher Wardell

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Further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The Industry and Energy Office of the Director (IENDR) and predecessors' responsibility and oversight of multiple sectors over time (energy, manufacturing and mining industry, chemicals, telecommunications), as well as the recordkeeping system of the Energy and Industry Information Service Center (EISIC) that maintained department working files, often resulted in folders containing records of more than one sector.

Record groups specific to industry and mining sector liaison and cooperative programs are arranged in this series. Other records related to energy sector partner organizations, or general liaison files that contain some overlap between energy, industry and mining, are arranged in the Energy Sector functional series.

Records are arranged by partnership organization or by subject.

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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.

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  • English
  • French

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Related units of description

  • See Records of the Energy Sector - Liaison, partnerships and program collaboration (WB IBRD/IDA ENGY-06) for more liaison records originally maintained in the Energy and Industry Information Center (EISIC, 1975 - 1987) that document collaboration of industry sector units, including those related to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), international organizations, and general cooperative program files pertaining to multiple sectors. There are also records related to the Extractive Industries Review (EIR) that involved the Mining Department (CMN) in planning and organizing activities and later, the joint Bank-International Finance Corporation (IFC) Department of Oil, Gas, Mining and Chemicals (COC) units. Also see Records of the Energy Sector - Policy development and best practice (WB IBRD/IDA ENGY-08) and Records of the Energy Sector - Knowledge and learning events and products (WB IBRD/IDA ENGY-04) for records related to the Clean Coal Initiative (CCI).

  • See Records of the Industry and Mining Sector - Chronological files (WB IBRD/IDA IND-02) for related records of liaison activities with external organizations and collaborative programs that were maintained in the Bank's Institutional Information Service Center (IISC).

  • See Records of the Office of External Relations - Liaison with external organizations (EXT-08) for more records related to the Bank's liaison function with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), International Labor Organization (ILO), and other organizations involved in the industrial development sector.

  • See Central Files - Liaison with external organizations, individuals, and United States Government (WB IBRD/IDA ADMCF-08) for records related to the World Bank's external liaison function for the years 1969 to 1971. During this period records relating to all Bank functions and organizational units managed by the Central Files unit were combined into one large series originally classified as "Bank Administration, Policy and Liaison" files. These files are arranged alphabetically by name of organization or institution and include UNIDO, ILO and others.

  • See Records of the Social Development Sector (WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_87) for records relating to the Bank's relationship with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other non-UN external organizations. The Social Development Department was responsible for this function from 1997 to 2002.

  • See Personal Papers of Lester Nurick - Subject files (WB IBRD/IDA NURICK-5864S) - for records related to the United Nations Revolving Fund for Natural Resources Exploration.

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

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22 June 2022




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