Fonds - Records of the Private Sector Development and Infrastructure Vice Presidency

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Records of the Private Sector Development and Infrastructure Vice Presidency


  • 1997 - 2003 (Creation)

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16.60 linear feet of textual records

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The Private Sector Development and Infrastructure Vice Presidency (PSIVP) was launched in February 1999. The establishment of PSIVP was the result of the termination of the former Finance, Private Sector Development and Infrastructure Network (FPSI) in January 1999, and a renewed effort by World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn to more closely integrate the operations of the Bank and its affiliate of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), especially in the areas of private sector development and infrastructure. To facilitate this integration, Wolfensohn appointed Peter Woicke to serve in a dual role of IFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director for the World Bank. The newly created PSIVP and its subordinate departments were created as a joint IFC and Bank vice presidency, and reported directly to Woicke. Nemat Talaat Shafik was appointed Director of PSIVP in February 1999, and also reported to Woicke.

The functions and staff of the FPSI departments of the Private Sector Development Department (PSD), the Energy, Mining, and Telecommunications Department (EMT), and the Transportation, Water, and Urban Development Department (TWU) were transferred to PSIVP at its establishment. PSD and parts of EMT were later mapped into the following newly established joint IFC and World Bank departments: the Private Sector Advisory Services (PSAS); the Small and Medium Enterprise Department (SME); the Oil, Gas, and Chemicals Department (COC); the Global Information and Communications Technologies Department(CIT); and the Mining Department (CMN). In 2001, transportation, water, energy, and urban development functions were mapped into the newly organized Energy and Water Department (EWD) and the Transport and Urban Development (TUD). EWD and TUD were not joint Bank and IFC departments, but still reported to the PSIVP. In 2002, CMN was merged with COC to form the new Oil, Gas, Mining, and Chemicals Department (COC) in PSIVP.

In May 2003, PSIVP was terminated and its functions and staff were spilt among the new joint IFC and World Bank Private Sector Development Vice Presidency (PSDVP) and the Bank's Infrastructure Network (INF). PSAS and SME were mapped into PSDVP. COC, CIT, EWD, and TUD were mapped into the INF Network.

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Records were transferred to the World Bank Group Archives using approved records retention and disposition schedules assigned to FPDVP or a Bank-wide schedule for common records.

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The fonds includes budget, business plan, and work program records from the Private Sector Development Department (PSD) units mapped into PSIVP in 1999, and similar records for PSD's successor of the Private Sector Advisory Services (PSAS).

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Accruals are expected.

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Records in this series are subject to either or both the World Bank Policy on Access to Information and the IFC's Policy on Access to the Archives. Those interested in accessing these records are encouraged to submit a request via the AI form.

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Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

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  • English

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

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23 July 2014




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