Fonds - Records of the Industry Development Sector

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Records of the Industry Development Sector


  • 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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  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French

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Related units of description

  • Central Files, 1946-1986 (WB IBRD/IDA ADMCF).

  • See Records of the Sector Policy and Research Vice Presidency (PREVP) and the Sector and Operations Policy Vice Presidency (OSPVP) (WB IBRD/IDA WB_IBRD/IDA_93).

  • See various Regional Vice Presidency fonds for records related to industry development Technical Assistance units located in Regional Technical Departments. Records relate to region- and country- specific sector studies and planning, operational support, staff training, and the provision of advice and materials to Bank staff, clients, and donors.

  • For records of former Industry sector staff member Jean-Francois Rischard, see Records of Individual Staff Members - Jean-Francois Rischard files - Project officer, Industrial Projects Department (NDP/IPD/IND) chronological correspondence files (WB IBRD/IDA STAFF-28-01).

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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




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