Series - Secretariat's Copies of Policy Papers and Minutes of Policy Review Committee Meetings and of Staff Review Meetings

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Secretariat's Copies of Policy Papers and Minutes of Policy Review Committee Meetings and of Staff Review Meetings


  • May 1973 - March 1977 (Creation)

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2.50 linear feet of textual records

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The Policy Planning and Program Review Department staff (Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski, Frank Vibert, and Shahid J. Burki) served as the secretariat for the Policy Review Committee (PRC). This series contains the secretariat's set of policy papers and the notices of meetings and minutes of staff review meetings and of Policy Review Committee meetings at which the policy papers were discussed. The policy papers, which were drafted by various units throughout the Bank, were distributed for review at the PRC stafflevel or by the Policy Review Committee as a whole or were widely distributed throughout the Bank for comment or for information purposes prior to consideration by the Executive Directors. The files contain the various versions of a paper as it proceeded through the review process. The policy papers cover a broad range of subjects: sector issues, project costs overruns, the lending policies and practices of IDA, the World Bank's approach to interest rates and credit allocation issues, and the establishmentof the Third Window.

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Records are arranged by Policy Review Committee document number (73-1 to 76-13a). A PRC/s/M number was used for staff review meetings; a PRC/M number was used for PRC meetings; a PRC/c/ number was attached to policy papers circulated for information purposes or for comment or to show revisions incorporating comments.

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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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  • See Records of the Office of the Chief Economist -- Records of the Office of the Vice President, Development Policy (VPD) and the Development Policy Staff -- Policy Review Committee Files of the Director, Development Policy (WB IBRD/IDA DEC-01-07) for extensive background materials on the Policy Review Committee.

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

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5 October 2011




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