Fonds - Records of the Private Sector Development Vice Presidency

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Records of the Private Sector Development Vice Presidency


  • 2002 - 2006 (Creation)

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4.23 linear feet of textual records

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The Private Sector Development Vice Presidency (PSDVP) was launched in June 2003. It replaced the former Private Sector Development and Infrastructure Vice Presidency (PSIVP). Like its predecessor, the PSDVP was jointly organized by the World Bank and its affiliate the International Finance Corporation (IFC). PSDVP oversaw the following former PSIVP departments: the Private Sector Advisory Services (PSAS) and the Small and Medium Enterprise Department (SME). At its establishment, PSDVP consisted of the following joint IFC and Bank departments and units: the Investment Climate Department (CIC); the Private Sector Development Operations (CIO); and the Small and Medium Enterprises Department (CSM). SME functions and staff were transferred to the new CSM, and the PSAS functions and staff were transferred to CIC. The objectives of PSDVP included:

  • enabling countries to build a favorable climate for investment and private sector growth;

  • improving the enabling environment in client countries for corporate social responsibility (CSR), including gender and human rights; and

  • improving the environment for privatization and state-owned asset management.

Michael Klein assumed the role of Director of PSDVP, and reported to Peter Woicke. Woicke oversaw PSDVP, serving in the dual role as IFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director for the World Bank.

In 2007, the PSDVP was terminated and its functions were transferred to the new joint Bank and IFC Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency (FPDVP). The PSDVP departments and units were combined with the departments and units of the Bank's Financial Sector Vice Presidency (FSEVP) to form the new FPDVP.

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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 for the Private Sector Development Vice Presidency (PSDVP) and its subordinate units.

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Accruals are expected.

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Conditions governing access

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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Dates of creation revision deletion

31 July 2014




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