Series - Records of Economic Advisor Irving Friedman

Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: New York Meeting on Supplementary Finance, June 23 - July 3, 1969 -... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Geneva Meeting on Intergovernmental Group on Supplementary Financin... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Supplementary Finance - Correspondence 02 Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files on Supplementary Financing: Memos to EDs - Memos to EDs Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Economic Committee Memos on Supplementary Finance - Memos on supple... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: UNCTAD Documents on Supplementary Financing - UNCTAD documents 01 Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: UNCTAD Documents on Supplementary Financing - UNCTAD documents 02 Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: New York Meeting on Supplementary Finance, February 7-11, 1966 - Co... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Geneva Meeting on Supplementary Finance, April 13-20, 1966 - Corres... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Geneva Meeting on Supplementary Finance, April 13-20, 1966 - Commen... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Salient Points by Governors on Supplementary Finance, Annual Meetin... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Geneva Meeting on Supplementary Finance, February 1967 - Staff papers Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Growth, Development Finance, and Aid - Correspondence Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: New Delhi Meeting, February 1 - March 25, 1968 - Correspondence 01 Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: New Delhi Meeting, February 1 - March 25, 1968 - Correspondence 02 ... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: New Delhi Meeting, February 1 - March 25, 1968 - Speeches Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: New York Meeting on Supplementary Finance, June 23 - July 3, 1969 -... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Geneva Meeting on Supplementary Finance, August 26 - September 12, ... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Board Seminar on Supplementary Finance, April 17, 1969 - Correspond... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Draft Policy Paper on Supplementary Finance - Draft policy paper Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Supplementary Finance - Correspondence 01 Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Supplementary Finance - Correspondence 03 Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Supplementary Finance - Correspondence 04 Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Supplementary Finance - Correspondence 05 Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: IMF Memoranda on Compensatory and Supplementary Finance - Memoranda Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: UNCTAD Final Act - UNCTAD final act Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Press Commentary on Supplementary Finance Study - Correspondence Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Draft Article of Agreement of the Proposed International Agency fo ... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Geneva Meeting on Supplementary Finance, February 1967 - IMF compen... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: New Delhi Meeting, February 1 - March 25, 1968 - Documents Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Paris DAC Meeting on Supplementary Finance, October 1968 - Correspo... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Geneva Meeting on Supplementary Finance, February 1967 - UNCTAD doc... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: New York Meeting on Supplementary Finance, April 1967 - Documents a... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Geneva Meeting on Supplementary Finance, February 1967 - Documents ... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Algiers Group of 77 Meeting, October 24, 1967 - Correspondence Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Geneva Meeting on Supplementary Finance, October 30 - November 13, ... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Geneva Meeting on Supplementary Finance, October 30 - November 13, ... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Supplementary Finance - Correspondence Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: New York Meeting on Supplementary Finance, June 23 - July 3, 1969 -... Irving Friedman UNCTAD Files: Geneva Meeting on Supplementary Finance, August 26 - September 12, ... Commodity Price Stabilization Study: Irving Friedman Correspondence - Correspondence 01 Commodity Price Stabilization Study: Irving Friedman Correspondence - Correspondence 02 Commodity Price Stabilization Study: Irving Friedman Correspondence - Correspondence 03

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WB IBRD/IDA EXC-10-4481S

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Records of Economic Advisor Irving Friedman

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  • 1964 - 1970 (Creation)

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2.40 linear feet of textual records

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The records relating to supplementary finance and UNCTAD were transferred to the Archives in 1971 by the Economic Program Department, with the instruction, Records relating to Supplementary Finance, accumulated by Mr. Friedman. Keep these records intact.

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Irving Friedman maintained these files on the Bank's cooperation with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in developing a supplementary financing scheme. The scheme was conceived as a response to the instability of commodity prices that frequently led to unexpected shortfalls of export earnings in developing countries. The aim was to have supplementary financing cover these shortfalls through soft loans to shield the development programs of the developing countries. IBRD/IIDA supplementary financing would offer longer-term assistance, as opposed to the International Monetary Fund's short-term compensatory financing facility.

The records include correspondence with UNCTAD, memoranda, drafts, handwritten notes by Friedman and others, meeting briefs, agendas, speeches, and official documents from UNCTAD, IMF, and IBRD on supplementary financing. The general correspondence is principally between Friedman, other Bank managers, and UNCTAD officials, especially Raul Prebish and Manuel Perez-Guerrero, Secretary Generals of UNCTAD, and Sidney Dell, Director of UNCTAD. The meetings files relate to meetings of UNCTAD, the UNCTAD Committee on Invisibles and Financing related to Trade, the Intergovernmental Group on Supplementary Finance, the Development Advisory Committee, and meetings within the World Bank. Friedman filed into the file on a meeting both documents that pre-dated the meeting and documents from activities subsequent to the meeting, so researchers will need to read through the sub-series on meetings in order to find all the items about one meeting.

In addition, three files on stabilization of prices for primary commodity products, transferred to the World Bank Group Archives separately from those on supplementary financing, are found at the end of the series.

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Records are arranged in four parts and thereunder chronologically. The four parts are:


  • General correspondence on supplementary finance. 1964-1970


  • Official documents on supplementary finance. 1966-1969


  • Records relatingto meetings about supplementary finance. 1964-1969


  • Files on stabilization of prices of primary commodity products

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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 President -- Records of President Robert S. McNamara -- Presidential correspondence files of the Economic Adviser Irving Friedman (WB IBRD/IDA EXC-10-4482S).

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

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19 July 2006

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