Series - Policy Review Committee Files of the Director, Development Policy

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Policy Review Committee Files of the Director, Development Policy


  • 1972 - 1979 (Creation)

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2.50 linear feet of textual records

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These Policy Review Committee (PRC) records were maintained by the Senior Adviser whose title became in April 1974 Director, Development Policy, positions held by Ernest Stern from 1971 to September 1975; by Attila Karaosmanoglu from October 1975 to June 1979; and by E. Bevin Waide from July 1979 to 1982. A file typically contains a copy of a policy document or issues paper; minutes of the PRC staff review meeting and/or the PRC meeting at which the paper was discussed; and often background materials documenting the development of a policy paper before it reached the PRC including: comments on the draft paper from Development Policy staff and staff throughout the Bank, copies of memoranda between the Director, Development Policy and President McNamara and VPD Chenery, intra Development Policy Staff correspondence, and copies of Back-to-Office Reports forwarded to Stern or Karaosmanoglu.

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Records are arranged alphabetically by title of policy paper reviewed by the PRC.

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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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*See Records of the Office of the Chief Economist -- Records of the Office of the Vice President, Development Policy (VPD) and the Development Policy Staff -- Secretariat's Copies of Policy Papers and Minutes of Policy Review Committee Meetings and of Staff Review Meetings (WB IBRD/IDA DEC-01-14) for a set of the PRC files maintained by the PRC secretariat and dated somewhat earlier than the files in this series.

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

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28 September 2011




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