Series - Quality enhancement review

Quality Enhancement Review (QER) - Nigeria - Health Systems Development Project - Background Docu...

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Quality enhancement review


  • 1988 - 2001 (predominant 1996 - 2001) (Creation)

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Extent and medium

10.02 linear feet of textual records

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

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Scope and content

The series contains records maintained by the Health, Nutrition, and Population team (HDNHE) and previous units to provide quality support services and development effectiveness guidelines to operational task teams managing health, nutrition, and population (HNP) projects. The Bank's Quality Assurance Group (QAG) often, but not always, included an HDNHE representative. The Quality Enhancement Review (QER) panel was first instituted for HNP projects in Fiscal Year 1999 and led by HDNHE senior staff. QER broadly followed the QAG methodology to improve the quality of the project but functioned as an independent group of senior colleagues who conducted the project preparation review with the task teams.

Records in the series were primarily maintained by Chris Walker, senior public health specialist and later lead specialist of the Health, Nutrition, and Population Quality team. Types of records include: hard copy emails; draft and final project documents such as Project Appraisal Documents (PADs) and aide-memoires; background reports for the panel such as internal sector policy and strategy reports; meeting agenda; occasionally draft and final panel review reports; handwritten notes; minutes of project concept review meetings; and QER guidelines. Several records including the project documents and meeting summaries contain Walker's handwritten annotated notes.

There are also records related to HNP Quality of Supervision workshop 1994 - 1998.

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No accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Original order has been maintained. Records are mostly arranged by panel or group name, followed by country and project topic.

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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
  • Spanish

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An inventory list is available here.

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Related units of description

  • See Records of the Office of Operations Policy (WB IBRD/IDA OP) for records related to the Quality Assurance Group.

  • See Personal Papers of Desmond McCarthy - Quality Assurance Group (QAG) review and assessment (WB_IBRD/IDA_112-03) for additional records documenting the review function during the same period.

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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules

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Dates of creation revision deletion

29 June 2020




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