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United Nations (UN) Organizations - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizat... China - General Issues - Correspondence - Volume 1 China - General Issues - Correspondence - Volume 2 China - General Issues - Correspondence - Volume 3 IDA - IDA 7 - Meetings Briefings (July 1983) IDA - IDA 7 - Meetings Briefings  (September 1983) IDA - IDA 7 - Meetings Briefings (January 1984) - Correspondence - Volume 1 IDA - IDA 7 - Meeting Briefings (October 1985) - Correspondence - Volume 1 Non-Governmental Organizations [NGO] - SVP Qureshi's Subject Files - Volume 1 Structural Adjustment Lending - General - 1v Debt - Bolivia - 1988 - 1990 Environment - Global Environmental Fund (GEF) - Correspondence 02

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  • 1972 - 1991 (Creation)

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31.96 linear feet of textual records

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Series contains subject files created and maintained during Qureshi's career in the World Bank Group (WBG). Although the files are most voluminous for the period during which Qureshi was the Bank's Senior Vice President for Operations, 1987 to 1991, the series also includes records accumulated while Qureshi served in his various capacities at the international Finance Corporation (IFC), through his tenure as Senior Vice President of Finance, 1981 to 1987. Subject files were created beginning in 1972 apartfrom a few reproductions of earlier publications and documents within the files.

Records include outgoing memoranda, letters, draft loan issuances, minutes, copies of Qureshi's speeches and articles, press releases and clippings, Qureshi's handwritten notes and comments, and occasionally externally-authored papers and reports. Several of the files contain Board papers presented to Executive Directors regarding a given topic.

Subject file topics include: debt; debt reduction; lending programs; Bank capital increases; co-financing; International Development Association (IDA) replenishments; overdue service payments; economic and social sectors; development of operations policy; Operations Evaluation Department (OED) project performance results; technical assistance; relations with China; relations with the Palestinian Liberation Front; currency pooling; special drawing rights; the Persian Gulf crisis; private sector development; women in development; and cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the United Nations (UN). Administrative topics include: budget issues, processes, and guidelines; Operations staffing, budget, and business planning; IT support; and managers' retreats.

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Accruals are expected.

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Original order has been maintained. Records are arranged by subject, and chronologically within the files.

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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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Related units of description

  • See Individual Staff Members - Moeen Qureshi files - Correspondence with World Bank President (WB IBRD/IDA STAFF-26-02) for related records, particularly correspondence that Qureshi sent to or through President Conable.

  • See Records of the Office of the President - Records of President Robert S. McNamara - Subject files (WB IBRD/IDA EXC-10-4539S) and Records of the Energy Sector - Governance, management and oversight (WB IBRD/IDA ENGY-05) for records related to establishing an Energy Affiliate.

  • See Records of the Industry and Mining Sector - Records of the Strategy and Policy Division, Incentives and Comparative Advantage (INCA) Unit - Incentives and Comparative Analysis (INCA) research and knowledge products (WB IBRD/IDA IND-07-03) for records related to the Bank's protection studies including correspondence with Consultant Bela Balassa.

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30 December 2019




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