WB IBRD/IDA IND
- 1963 - 1993 (predominant 1970 - 1993) (Creation)
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Extent and medium
85.67 linear feet of textual records
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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The General Records were transferred from the Sector. The INCA records were transferred in the 1990s by the former head of the unit, Garry Pursell, when he was working in the International Trade Division of the International Economics Department (IECIT).
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Scope and content
These files, created by the Industry Development Division of the Industry Department, include a large quantity of records of two Banks studies: the 1975 survey of Korean exporting firms and a study of the acquisition of technology capabilities of developing nations. There are manuals and background information regarding software developed by Bank personnel - especially Software for Industrial Trade and Incentives Analysis ( SINTIA and SINTIA T). The series of Reference Materials Regarding Industry Development Issues includes articles and reports regarding Russian defense conversion and industrial restructuring.
The INCA records document the work of a small unit established in August 1981 within the Strategy and Policy Division (INDSP) that conducted Incentives and Comparative Advantage (INCA) studies in the Ivory Coast and a dozen other countries. The unit had completed most of its work by 1984
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
During the years 1970-1986 the official files of the Industry Development Sector were kept by the Non-Regional Information Center; these records are part of the Central Files, 1946-1986 fonds. Many offices kept separate working files, however, and the working files of the Industry Development Sector make up the records in this fonds, along with records created after 1986.
Accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Records are arranged in the following sub-fonds and series:
- General Records
Research Materials for Studies of Industry Development and Technology Capabilities, 1970-1990
Reference Materials Regarding Industry Development Issues, 1982-1993
Background Documentation for Software Development, 1985-1992
- Records of the Strategy and Policy Division, Incentives and Comparative Advantage (INCA) Unit
INCA Research Material About the Ivory Coast, 1970-1985 (predominant 1970-1979)
INCA Studies Collection: Reference Material About Various Countries, 1972-1989 (predominant 1977-1984)
INCA Reference Material - Ivory Coast Government Reports, 1963-1984
INCA Liaison Records - Speeches, Lectures, and Papers, 1971-1984 (predominant 1982-1984)
INCA Liaison Records - International Price Data Pooling, 1972-1984 (predominant 1980-1984)
INCA Methodological Records, 1978-1991 (predominant 1982-1985)
INCA Cross-Support Records, 1979-1985 (predominant 1982-1985)
INCA Reference Material About the Ivory Coast - World Bank and the International Monetary Fund Reports, 1972-1978
INCA Reference Collection About the Ivory Coast - Miscellaneous, 1968-1973
INCA Organization and Management Records, 1981-1985
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Conditions governing access
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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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).
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Dates of creation revision deletion
22 June 2004, 11 November 2005