Subfonds - Records of the Office of the Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist and later Senior Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist (DECVP)

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WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03

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Records of the Office of the Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist and later Senior Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist (DECVP)

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  • 1946 - 2003 (predominant 1972 - 1993) (Creation)

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The Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) was established in the May 1987 Bank reorganization as part of the new senior vice presidential complex for policy, planning, and research (SVPPR). One goal of the reorganization was to more closely subordinate research activities to the Bank's strategic agenda and operational requirements. In September 1987, President Conable announced the selection of Stanley Fischer for the position of Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist (DECVP). Upon assuming duties, Fischer had multiple responsibilities, the foremost being principal adviser to the Bank President and to the Senior Vice President, Policy, Planning and Research (SVPPR).

Initially, only the International Economics Department (IEC), the Country Economics Department (CEC), and the Economic and Statistical Advisers in the DEC Front Office reported to DECVP. By 1988, DECVP's responsibilities were expanded by the transfer from the Front Office of PRESV [Senior Vice President, Policy, Planning and External Affairs] to the DEC Front Office of the Economic Development Institute (EDI), the Director of The World Development Report (WDR), the Research Administrator (RA) and his Research Advisory Staff (RAD), and the editors of The World Bank Economic Review and The World Bank Research Observer.

DECVP also chaired several boards, committees, and other panels including the EDI Advisory Board, the Research and Publications Policy Council, the Social and Economic Statistics Committee, the Planning Assumptions Committee, and the Advisory Committee on Economist Training. DECVP was also ex-officio Chairman of the Research Projects Approval Committee (REPAC) which had responsibility for administering the Bank's Research Support Budget (RSB). A permanent Research Committee, also chaired by DECVP, was introduced in January 1988 to establish overall research priorities and to evaluate and make recommendations on individual research proposals submitted for funding from the RSB. The Research Administrator, who headed the Research Administration Unit (RAD), was Deputy Chairman of the Research Committee and REPAC. By 1993, RAD's responsibilities, in addition to administering the RSB, included: managing and editing The World Bank Research Observer and The World Bank Economic Review; administering, producing, and disseminating the Working Papers Series, the Research Abstracts, the Development Briefs, and the Bulletin, and managing the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) which was also funded by RSB.

Fischer was succeeded as DECVP by Lawrence H. Summers who reported to the Bank on January 14, 1991. By 1991, the DEC Front Office included a Program Coordinator for Administration. Lewis Preston, who assumed the Bank Presidency in 1991, terminated the Senior Vice Presidencies which resulted in the reassignment of the Geneva Office from the SVPPR Front Office to the DEC Front Office. The Economic Advisory Staff (EAS) was also transferred from the SVPPR Front Office to become the Development Policy Group (DPG) under DEC. The Geneva Office was closed on 30 June 1993 and DPG was merged with the DEC Front Office in November 1993. After the termination of SVPPR, DECVP reported to Managing Director Attila Karaosmanoglu in the President's Office (EXT).

Lawrence Summers left the Bank in January 1993 and Michael Bruno became DECVP effective September 1, 1993. The duties of the DEC Front Office under Bruno included providing research support and policy advice to DECVP, managing review functions within DEC, and coordinating the DEC work program, budget, and other administrative services. In a December 7, 1995 Announcement to Staff on the Restructuring of the Bank's Top Management, Bruno's position as DECVP was elevated to Senior Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist and was made part of the President's new Executive Committee effective January 1, 1996. A Bank announcement of April 30, 1996 indicated that Michael Bruno had informed President Wolfensohn of his intention to leave the Bank by September 1, 1996.

On December 11, 1996, President Wolfensohn announced that Joseph Stiglitz would succeed Michael Bruno as Senior Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist (DECVP) effective February 1, 1997. As a result of further Bank reorganizations, by January 1998 DEC consisted of the Research Data and Prospects Group and EDI (which later became known as the World Bank Institute). Nicholas Stern succeeded Joseph Stiglitz as DECVP in July 2000 and filled the position until September 28, 2003. By 2000, the majority of research funding came from the department budget of DEC's Research Group. The Research Committee membership included Regional Chief Economists and managers of the Networks, IFC [International Finance Corporation], World Bank Institute, and the Operations Evaluation Department. Their primary responsibility was to advise DEC on the allocation of the Bankwide RSB. The Committee was to normally consider research projects with planned completion dates within three years.

DEC records include the records of organizations which were assigned to the Development Economics Vice Presidency in May 1987, records of noted economist Bela Balassa who served as a consultant with DEC and predecessor organizations from 1966 to 1991, and records of the Bank's Special Representatives to the U.N. Organizations in Geneva dating from 1979 to the close of the Geneva office in 1993. Records of organizations formed within DEC in the May 1987 reorganization as well as organizations formerly assigned to other parts of the Bank and whose functions and records were later transferred to DEC in the 1990s include the following:

Policy and Review Department

The Policy and Review Department (PRD), which was established on July 1, 1990 and reported to the Senior Vice President, Policy, Research and External Affairs (PRESV), was formed as part of the fine tuning of the 1987 Reorganization. PRD replaced the Strategic Planning and Review Department (SPR) after the International Economic Division had been transferred from SPR to the International Economic Relations Division (EXTIE) in the External Relations Department (EXT) and the policy analysis and review function had been expanded and assigned to PRD. PRD was responsible for: 1) coordinating and managing the policy formulation process in the PRE complex; 2) maintaining a systematic strategic planning process; 3) managing the Bank's work in support of the Development Committee; and 4) providing support to the Secretary of the Policy Committee. In addition, the Department provided support to PRESV on PRE-wide matters, including the PRE policy agenda, work program, and budget. Paul Isenman served as PRD Director during the entire period of its existence. The Department had one division, the Review and Analysis Division (PRDRA) and two units: the Policy Development Unit (PRDPD) and the Program Management Unit (PRDPM).

The Review and Analysis Division (PRDRA): 1) coordinated PRE's ex ante review of adjustment lending, Country Strategy Papers, Policy Framework Papers, and other policy issues coming before the President's Council, the Operations Committee and other Bank-wide Committees (e.g., the Finance Policy Committee) as appropriate; 2) carried out, with Operations, the annual lending allocations review; 3) provided a focal point for PRE work on poverty; and 4) managed PRE's development effectiveness work. The responsibility for development effectiveness work was new to PRDRA (prior to July 1, 1990, it was the responsibility of Sector Policy and Research), but the other responsibilities were inherited from the Policy Analysis and Review Division (SPRPA) of the Strategic Planning and Review Department (SPR).

The Policy Development Unit (PRDPD), headed by Geoffrey B. Lamb, had responsibility for: coordinating and assisting in the development of PRE's agenda of policy work; serving as secretariat for the PRE Committee; and monitoring PRE work on selected issues which cut across departmental and sectoral responsibilities.

The Program Management Unit (PRDPM) coordinated for all PRE units work program and budget preparation, Apex reports, and mid-year and retrospective reviews. PRDPM also administered the Management Information System (MIS) and Office Technology (OT) plan for all PRE units.

The Policy and Review Department was abolished on November 30, 1991, as part of a reorganization of the senior management structure which eliminated all the Senior Vice Presidencies and distributed their functions to three Managing Directors in the Executive Office (EXC). The review functions of PRD and the Economic Advisory Staff (EAS) were merged in DEC as the newly established Development Policy Group (DPG).

Economic Advisory Staff

The Economic Advisory Staff (EAS) was established in May 1987 and placed directly subordinate to the Senior Vice President, Operations (OPNSV). EAS furnished economic advice to OPNSV, a task previously performed by the terminated Country Policy Department (CPD) in the former Operations Policy Complex (OPS). EAS's prime mission was to assist OPNSV in the approval process of Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and adjustment loans. Specifically, ERS was responsible for: 1) advising the Senior Vice President of Operations on economic matters to be reviewed by the Policy Committee or approved by the Senior Vice President; 2) serving as the Secretariat for the Operations Committee (later called the Loan Committee) and organizing the review by the Operations Committee of policy papers, country strategy papers, and adjustment operations; 3) maintaining the Bank's coordination with other international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Paris Club, the Berne Union and OECD Export Credit Group; and 4) representing the Operations Complex on the Social and Economic Statistics Committee.

Throughout its existence, EAS had no subordinate units. Its Director (Vinod Dubey, June 1, 1987 to July 30, 1990; Enzo R. Grilli, August 1, 1990 to November 30, 1991) was assisted by a Senior Adviser (Fred David Levy) and a Chief Economist (Enzo Grilli until July 31, 1990). After Grilli was appointed Director, the Chief Economist position was abolished. In spring 1991, a second Senior Adviser, Anandarup Roy, was added to the staff.

On December 1, 1991, with the termination of the Operations Senior Vice Presidency, the ERS staff and functions were transferred to the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) as the Development Policy Group (DPG).

Development Policy Group

The Development Policy Group (DPG) was established as part of the restructuring following the appointment of President Lewis Preston when the Senior Vice Presidencies were terminated and the functions located in their Front Offices were assigned to a vice presidency. On December 1, 1991, the Economic Advisory Staff (EAS) which had reported directly to the Senior Vice President, Operations (OPNSV), was transferred to the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) and renamed the Development Policy Group. DPG continued the main duties of EAS: monitoring and reviewing adjustment operations and country strategies. The DPG staff reviewed all adjustment operations prior to consideration by the Loan Committee and before they were sent to the Board for approval. The staff reviewed country strategies (CSPs) while they were being formulated at the regional level and prior to reaching the Policy Review Committee. In addition, DPG had a leadership role in determining country performance rankings for IDA allocations and was responsible for advising the Vice President and Chief Economist on Bank policies and procedures and on coordination with the International Monetary Fund, the Berne Union, the Paris Club, and other international institutions. DPG began as a separate unit in DEC but was absorbed into the DEC Front Office in November 1993. Throughout its existence, DPG had no subordinate units. Its directors were: Enzo Grilli, December 1, 1991 to December 31, 1992; Anadarup Ray, acting from January 1, 1993 to October 31, 1993; and Mark Baird, November 1, 1993 to June 30, 1997. The Director was assisted by one senior adviser and by one or more economic advisers. DPG was abolished in the reorganization of DEC which went into effect on July 1, 1997.

International Economics Department

The International Economics Department (IEC), established as part of the 1987 Reorganization of President Conable, absorbed the functions of the former Economic Analysis and Projections Department (EPD) of the Economics and Research Vice Presidency (ERS). IEC focused on global policy issues and trends in the world economy, supported and generated national and international data for research and Bank operations, and carried out research on international finance and trade issues. More specifically, IEC had responsibility for: analyzing global trade issues in manufactures and services; maintaining and analyzing data on external debt and capital flows; advising on policy options concerning foreign borrowing and debt management; researching and maintaining data on primary commodity markets; preparing market forecasts and advising on policy options regarding Bank lending for commodities; formulating an overview of the global economic situation and promoting consensus on it throughout the Bank through Long-Term and Short-Term Outlook papers and other reports; building tools for model-based global forecasting and doing problem-focused research; managing the Bank's Social and Economic Database (BESD); developing computing systems for socio-economic data management, analysis, modeling and reporting; providing statistical services to the Bank and to developing countries; and directing the preparation of such publications as the World Bank Atlas, the World Development Indicators, the World Debt Tables, and Global Economic Prospects (GEP).

When the World Bank's Geneva office closed on June 30, 1993, IEC assumed its functions regarding GATT. Beginning in November 1993, responsibility for the Paris Club and Berne Union was transferred from the DEC Front Office to IEC, and IEC staff represented the Bank at the Paris Club and Berne Union meetings. The Directors of IEC were:


  • Jean Baneth: June 1, 1987 - October 16, 1989


  • Johannes Linn: October 16, 1989 - May 1, 1990


  • D.C. Rao: May 1, 1990 - November 1993


  • Masood Ahmed: December 1, 1993 - July 1, 1997

IEC was terminated in the July 1997 reorganization of DEC.

Country Economics Department, Policy, Research Department, and the Finance and Private Sector Development Division

The Country Economics Department (CEC) was established in May 1987 as part of a general Bank reorganization and was placed in the new Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC). The CEC incorporated functions of the former Development Research Department (DRD), the Economic Analysis and Projections Department (EAP) and the Country Policy Department (CPD). CEC was responsible for providing leadership in the design and analysis of country development policies through research policy work, operation advice and support, and training and liaison with outside research groups. It did so in specified issue areas, among them: 1) trade policy; 2) macroeconomic adjustment and its relationship to economic growth and poverty alleviation; 3) public economics with regard to resource mobilization, pricing, taxation and subsidies; 4) public sector management and private sector development, focusing on institutional reform of government and state enterprises, and the conditions for private sector development; and 5) financial policy and systems, including financial sector lending, regulation, supervision and restructuring.

At the time of its establishment in 1987, the CEC had the following divisions: the Trade Policy Division (CECTP); the Debt and Macroeconomic Adjustment Division (CECDA, later the Macroeconomic Adjustment and Growth Division [CECMG]); the Public Economics Division (CECPE); the Financial Policy and Systems Division (CECFP); the Public Sector Management and Private Sector Development Division (CECPS); and the Special Studies Division (CECSS). On 1 January, 1990 a Socialist Economy Reform Unit (CECSE) was established. In July 1992, the CECSE and the CECMG were merged into the new Transition and Macro-Adjustment Division (CECTM).

In the January 1993 Bank reorganization, two of CEC's divisions (Public Sector Management and Private Sector Development [CECPS] and Financial Policy and Systems [CECFP]) were transferred, respectively, to the Private Sector Department (PSD) and the Financial Sector Development Department (FSD) in the Finance and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency (FPD). The remaining CEC divisions, along with research positions from the terminated Sector and Operations Policy Vice Presidency (OSP), were reorganized to form the principal research arm of the Bank, the Policy Research Department (PRD). These developments effectively consolidated all research functions of the Bank under the Vice President, Development Economics (DEC). The PRD Department had the mandate to engage in research on the full range of macro and microeconomic issues underpinning the Bank's country assistance strategies and operations. To that end, it was assigned responsibility for: 1) providing operational support through direct input on issues needing research; 2) producing major, crosscutting research studies; 3) testing and disseminating state-of-the art analytical approaches in an operational context; and 4) providing operational and country-based experience to staff.

The following new divisions were announced as part of PRD as of February 1, 1993: Trade Policy (PRDTP, formerly CECTP); Transition and Macro-Adjustment (PRDTM, formerly CECTM); Poverty and Human Resources (PRDPH, formerly CECPH), Public Economics (PRDPE, formerly CECPE); Finance and Private Sector Development (PRDFD, formerly CECFD); and Environment, Infrastructure and Agriculture (PRDEI, formerly CECEI). PRD ended with the reorganization of DEC which went into effect on July 1, 1997.

Development Research Group

The Development Research Group (DECRG) was established in the Bank reorganization which took effect on July 1, 1997. It replaced the former Policy Research Department. The creation of DPG was in part the result of new organizational changes within the Bank, particularly the creation of networks. Policy research was consolidated under one DEC Group, DECRG, and researchers in the International Economics Department (mainly in the trade area) were reassigned to DECRG. The five former PRD divisions were abolished and their budgets were centralized and replaced by multi-year task-based budgets, with task managers held responsible for delivering products within the budgets. Tasks included cross-cutting issues such as aid effectiveness, industrial pollution, and growth and the environment. Six new Research Managers were recruited, some of which were designated network research coordinators. The new DECRG Director and the new Research Managers formed the management team for DECRG.

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Sub-fonds consists of the records of the Office of the Vice President, Development Economics (DECVP) and Chief Economist and the Senior Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist. These records take the form of Vice President's chronological and subject files as well as briefing books and travel documents. Records of DEC's Front Office staff included in this sub-fonds include reading files, work program and budget records, and reports of periodic review. Records of numerous DEC units are also included in this sub-fonds. They include: the Policy and Review Department (PRD); Development Policy Group (DPG, and its predecessor units: the Economic Advisory Staff [EAS] and the Country Policy Department [CPD]); the International Economics Department (IEC); the Country Economics Department (CEC); the Development Research Group (DECRG); the Policy Review Department (PRD); the Research Advisory Staff (RAD); and the Economic Developing Institute (EDI). The records of noted economist Bela Balassa who served as a consultant with DEC and predecessor organizations from 1966 to 1991 are also included.

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Records are arranged in eighty-seven series:
Records of the Office of the Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist and later Senior Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist (DECVP)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-01 Stanley Fischer's Chronological File of Correspondence with bank Staff (Internal Chronological Files)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-02 Stanley Fischer's Chronological File of Correspondence with Non-bank Organizations and Individuals (External Chronological Files)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-03 Records of the Social and Economic Statistics Committee (SESC)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-04 Michael bruno's Chronological Correspondence File (Internal and External Chronological Files)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-05 Correspondence Regarding Collaboration between the World bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-06 Subject Files Relating to Major Issues of Interest to the Vice President and Chief Economist (DECVP)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-07 briefing books, Travel Documents, and Travel-Related Correspondence of Nicholas H.


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-08 Reading File of The World Development Report (WDR) Team

Records of the Front Office Staff


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-09 Reading File of the Front Office Staff, Office of the Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist (DECVP)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-10 Front Office Records Relating to Special Programs and Issues


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-11 Front Office Work Program and budget Records for Fiscal Years 1993 - 1998


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-12 Front Office Quarterly Monitoring, Mid-Year, and Retrospective Review Reports


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-13 Front Office Business Plans for Fiscal Years 1991 - 2000


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-14 Front Office Records Relating to the 1992 and 1998 bank Reorganizations

Records of Bela Balassa


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-15 Reading File of Bela Balassa


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-16 Research File of Bela Balassa


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-17 Publication File of Bela Balassa

Records of the Geneva Office (DECGE)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-18 Reports to Headquarters from Special Representatives to U.N. Organizations in Geneva


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-19 Miscellaneous Correspondence of the Office of the Special Representative to the U.N. Organizations in Geneva


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-20 Correspondence and Reports of the Office of the Special Representative to the U. N. Organizations in Geneva Concerning Negotiation of General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) for the Uruguay Round


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-21 Subject Files of the Office of the Special Representative to the U.N. Organizations in Geneva


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-22 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Files of the Special Representative to the U.N. Organizations in Geneva Relating to Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Records of the Policy and Review Department (PRD)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-23 Subject Files of the Director, Policy and Review Department (PRDDR)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-24 Pre-Operations Committee briefing Memoranda of the Policy Analysis and Review Division (SPRPA), Strategic Planning and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-25 Post-Operations Committee Meeting Memoranda of the Review and Analysis Division, Policy and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-26 Subject Files of Geoffrey b. Lamb, Adviser, Policy Development Unit (PRDPD), Policy and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-27 Chronological File of the Policy Development Unit (PRDPD), Policy and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-28 Studies Generated by the Strategic Planning Division (SPRSP), Strategic Planning and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-29 Review Files for Policy Papers/best Practices Papers, and Other Publications and Issuances, Policy Development Unit, Policy and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-30 Inventories and Status Reports of Major Policy Products and of Annual and Semi-Annual Reports, Policy and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-56 Correspondence and Other Records of the Program Management Unit (PRDPM), Policy and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-32 Audit Reports Maintained in the Policy and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-33 Business Plans for Fiscal Years 1991 - 1995 Maintained in the Policy and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-34 Apex and Retrospective Review Reports Maintained in the Policy and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-35 Work Program and Budget Records for Fiscal Years, 1988 - 1992 Maintained in the Policy and Review Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-36 Subject File of the External Funding Coordinator, Program Management Unit, Policy and Review Department

Records of the Economic Advisory Staff (EAS)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-37 Files Maintained Primarily by Vinod Dubey, Director, Economic Advisory Staff, that Document the Collaboration between the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund Including the Review of Policy Framework Papers (PFPs)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-38 Files Maintained by Vinod Dubey, Director, Economic Advisory Staff, While Serving as the First Liaison Officer to the Paris Club


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-39 Files Maintained by Fred D. Levy, Senior Adviser, Economic Advisory Staff on the Berne Union


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-80 Chronological Files of EAS Director


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-82 Records Relating to Adjustment Programs


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-86 EAS Working Group and Task Force files


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-87 Records of Country Policy Department (CPD)

Records of the Development Policy Group (DPG)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-40 Files Relating to IDA Policies and Programs Maintained by the Senior Adviser, Development Policy Group (DPG)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-41 Reading File of Michael Lav, Economic Adviser, Development Policy Group (DPG) and Bank Liaison to the Paris Club and the Berne Union


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-42 Files Documenting the Review Process for Country Program Papers, Country Strategy Papers, and Country Assistance Strategies in the Development Policy Group (DPG)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-43 Memoranda and Reports Maintained by the Development Policy Group (DPG) Concerning Procedures and Schedules for Country Strategy Papers (CSPs)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-44 Records Relating to Structural Adjustment Lending Maintained by Directors and Senior Advisers of the Development Policy Group (DPG) and to Other Organizations


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-45 Files Relating to the Development Policy Group's (DPG) Review of Proposals Discussed at Loan Committee Meetings

Records of the International Economics Department (IEC)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-46 Subject files of the Directors, International Economics Department (IECDR)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-47 Correspondence of the Directors, International Economics Department (IECDR) Concerning GATT and WTO


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-48 Memoranda of the Directors, International Economics Department (IEC), Regarding the Planning Assumptions Committee (PAC) Baseline Numbers


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-49 International Economics Department (IEC) FY 1992 - FY 1994 budget and Work Program Proposals


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-50 Correspondence Files of D.C. Rao, Director, International Economics Department


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-51 Speech File of D.C. Rao, Director, International Economics Department (IEC)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-53 Records of the 1992 Tokyo Trip of D.C. Rao, Director, International Economics Department (IEC)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-53 Correspondence Files of Masood Ahmed, Director, International Economics Department (IEC)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-54 Subject Files of Masood Ahmed, Director, International Economics Department (IEC)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-55 Subject Files of Masood Ahmed, Director, International Economics Department (IEC) Relating to EDI and to the 50th Anniversary of the World bank


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-56 Correspondence and Other Records of Masood Ahmed, Director, International Economics Department (IEC) Relating to Finance and Development and to Phase II of IEC's Renewal Program


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-57 back-to-Office Reports from Bank Liaison Officers to the Paris Club


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-58 Divisional Reading File of the International Economics Department (IEC)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-59 International Economics Department (IEC) Secretariat Records of the Planning Assumptions Committee Maintained in the International Economic Analysis and Prospects Division (IECAP)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-60 International Economic Analysis and Prospects Division (IECAP) Files Relating to the Long Term Surveys of Country Economists and to the Short- Term Outlook


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-61 Records of the Global Prospects Conferences Sponsored by the International Economic Analysis and Prospects Division (IECAP)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-62 Project Files for the UNDP/World Bank Trade Expansion Programme (TEP) Maintained by the Chief, International Trade Division (IECIT)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-63 Evaluation Report for SMART [Software for Market Access and Restriction to Trade] Maintained by the Chief, International Trade Division (IECIT)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-64 Ronald Duncan's Files on Commodities and Research while Serving with the International Commodity Markets division (IECCM) and the International Trade Division (IECIT)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-65 Fact Sheet, Press Release, and Other Materials Concerning the Publication of the 1996 World Debt Table Maintained by the Debt and International Finance Division (IECDF)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-83 Correspondence of Masood Ahmed, Director, International Economics Department (IEC) Concerning Joint World Bank-IMF Development Committees, Annual Meetings , and Seminars


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-84 Subject Files of Masood Ahmed, Director, International Economics Department (IEC) Concerning the Office of the President and the Board of Executive Directors


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-85 Subject Files of Masood Ahmed, Director, International Economics Department (IEC) Concerning the Development of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM)

Records of the Country Economics Department (CEC), Policy Research Department (PRD), and the Finance and Private Sector Development Division (PRDFD)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-66 Background Materials Compiled by the Public Sector Management and Private Sector Development Division (CECPS), Country Economics Department (CEC) for Privatization: The Lessons of Experience


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-67 Divisional Reading File of the Policy Research Department (PRD)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-68 Reading File Maintained by Mary Shirley While Serving as Chief, Finance and Private Sector Development (PRDFD) and During Prior Bank Assignments


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-69 Records Maintained by Mary Shirley While Serving with the Secretariat for the Private Sector Development Review Group, the Private Sector Development Committee, and the Private Sector Development Working Group


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-70 Research Materials Relating to Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in India, Mexico, Chile, Ghana, Turkey, and the Philippines Compiled by the Finance and Private Sector Development Division (PRDFP)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-81 Gillette Hall's Records Relating to the 1990 Update of the Living Standards Measurement Survey in Peru

Development Research Group (DECRG)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-71 Development Research Group's Reading File Relating to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Second Ministerial Conference and the 50th Anniversary of the Multilateral Trading System


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-72 Working File for the Trade Policy Development Project Maintained in the Development Research Group

Records of the Research Advisory Staff (RAD), 1993 - 1997 and Research Project Files


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-73 Reading File of the Research Advisory Staff (RAD)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-74 Records of Evaluations of The World Bank Economic Review and The World Bank Research Observer Maintained by the Research Advisory Staff (RAD)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-75 Research Project Files Maintained in the Office of the Vice President, Development Policy (VPD) and the Office of the Vice President, Economics and Research (VPERS)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-76 Project Managers' Research Project Files


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-77 Research Project Files Maintained by the Research Administrator


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-78 Research Proposals that Were Withdrawn or Rejected

Economic Development Institute (EDI)


  • WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-79 Subject File of the Economic Development Institute (EDI)

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  • See Records of Individual Staff Members -- Vinod Dubey files (WB IBRD/IDA STAFF-14) and Records of Individual Staff Members - Johannes F. Linn ("WB IBRD/IDA STAFF-29:https://archivesholdings.worldbank.org/johannes-f-linn-files).


  • See Records of the Office of the Historian -- World Bank History Project -- Interviews ("WB IBRD/IDA HIST-01-10": https://archivesholdings.worldbank.org/interviews-2) for notes of an interview and interview with Vinod Dubey; notes of an interview with Stanley Fisher; notes of an interview and interview with Nancy Birdsall; interview with Lyn Squire; interview with Wilfried Thalwitz; notes of an interview with D.C. Rao; and interview with Gregory Ingram.


  • See Records of Individual staff members -- Benjamin B. King files (WB IBRD/STAFF-04).

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