List of Fonds of IBRD/IDA Records of the World Bank Group
Fonds titles that are not hyperlinked indicate that a description for that fonds is forthcoming.
General Management and Administrative Units
Central Files, 1946-1986
Office of the Chief Economist
Chief Financial Officer
Committees, Commissions, and Boards (Temporary)
Conflict Resolution System
Financial Policy, Planning, and Budgeting
Office of General Counsel
Global Environment Facility
General Vice Presidents and Managing Directors
Office of the Historian
Human Resources Administration
Office of Information Management and Technology
Operations Evaluation Department
Operations (Loan) Committee
Office of the President
Office of the Secretary
Senior Vice President of Operations
Office of the Treasurer
World Bank Institute
Includes Consultative Groups which the World Bank sponsors and serves as or contributes to the Secretariat. Groups consist of public, private and/or international organizations and aim to coordinate and raise funds for financial and technical assistance and research.
Regional Vice Presidencies are responsible for lending operations, including project identification and supervision, economic and sector work, and country relations.
Sector departments were created as a result of a Bank-wide reorganization in 1972. Prior to 1972, all sector staff resided in the Projects Department and were responsible for the full range of sector-related functions. After the termination of the Projects Department in 1972, sector staff responsible for the identification, appraisal, and supervision of projects was moved into the Regional Vice Presidencies. The remaining staff were placed in sector departments in the Central Projects Staff Vice Presidency (CPSVP) and were originally responsible for activities such as: sector policy and guideline development; operational support and review; recruitment assistance; and staff development and training. The records described in these descriptions originated in these types of non-operational sector departments.
Economic Policy Reform Sector
Energy Development Sector
Financial Sector Development Sector
Gender and Development Sector
Industry Development Sector
Population, Health, and Nutrition Sector
Poverty Analysis and Policy Sector
Private Sector Development Sector
Public Sector Management and Governance Sector
Social Development Sector
Transportation Development Sector
Urban Development Sector
Water Development Sector
Sector Vice Presidencies and Networks
Sector Vice Presidencies were responsible for coordinating and guiding the work of sector departments, the units responsible for sector policy and best practice development, staff training, special assignments, and other non-operational activities. Sector Networks succeeded the VPs in 1997 and, in addition to the functions of their predecessors, were responsible for establishing and maintaining links between Bank-wide communities of staff based on sector.
Environmentally Sustainable Development Vice Presidency (1993-1997)
Finance and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency (1993-1997)
Finance, Private Sector Development, and Infrastructure Network (1997-1999)
Finance Sector Vice Presidency (1999-2006)
Human Development Network (1997-2014)
Human Resources Development and Operations Policy Vice Presidency (1993-1997)
Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (1997-2014)
Private Sector and Infrastructure Vice Presidency (1999-2003)
Private Sector Development Vice Presidency (2003-2007)
Sector Policy and Research Vice Presidency (PREVP) and the Sector and Operations Policy Vice Presidency (OSPVP) (1987-1993)
Personal Papers and Non-Bank Records
Personal paper fonds contain records which have not been in the permanent custody of the World Bank since their creation. This can include records which originated in the Bank but were removed from its custody by a staff member and later returned or records that did not originate in the Bank but have been transferred into the Archives’ custody.
Chenery, Hollis B.
Chernick, Sidney E.
Donated materials collection
Friedman, Irving S.
Joint Bank-Fund Library collection on Presidents of the World Bank
King, Benjamin B.
Oliver, Robert W. collection on George D. Woods
Rosen Martin M.
Schmidt, Orvis A.
Theodores, James L.
Vita, Frank K.
Woods, Louise Taraldson
Individual Staff Members
Individual staff member fonds contain records that were accumulated by individual staff from the various offices in which they served. Because the records cover the individual’s work in more than one office, the records cannot be assigned to a fonds for a single office.