Series - Report preparation and President's memoranda

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Report preparation and President's memoranda


  • 1968 - 1970 (Creation)

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0.94 linear feet of textual records

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Series consists of records related to the preparation, publication, and follow up of the Commission's final report, titled "Partners in Development" issued in September 1969. The series includes: draft outlines of the report produced in 1968 and 1969 including an outline prepared by Chairman Pearson; internal memoranda regarding comments on the report outline and discussion about content between Commission Executive Secretary Edward K. Hamilton, Deputy Executive Secretary Ernest Stern, other Commission staff, and World Bank staff; preliminary drafts and final version of the Commission's report; and correspondence pertaining to the report's publication. Also included in the series is World Bank President's Memoranda on Report Recommendations, the 1970 official Bank response to the findings of the Commission initiated by President Robert S. McNamara.

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Records are subject to the World Bank Access to Information Policy.

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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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  • Records of the Office of the President - Robert S. McNamara Records - Board [of Executive Directors] Actions files (EXC-10-4548s).

  • See Records of the Commission on International Development [Pearson Commission] - Staff and consultant reports (WB_IBRD/IDA_116-04) for records that were used in the preparation of Partners in Development.

  • See Central Files - Operations policy and procedures (WB IBRD/IDA ADMCF-04) for additional records related to the World Bank Group's follow to up the Pearson Commission recommendations.

  • See Records of the Office of External Relations - Support and communications of the Office of the President and senior staff (WB IBRD/IDA EXT-04) for records related to the Commission's recommendations and the Bank Group's response.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

05 October 2020




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