Subseries - Subject Files of the Directors, Operations Evaluation

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WB IBRD/IDA OPE-01-02

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Subject Files of the Directors, Operations Evaluation

Date(s)

  • 1985 - 1998 (predominant 1987 - 1998) (Creation)

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3.75 linear feet of textual records

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Scope and content

This sub-series contains reports, correspondence, and studies compiled by the Directors of OED (OEDDR). Most of the files contain comments from OED staff members and/or the director on draft documents from other Bank employees. Filed under General Comments on Review of Field Staff Benefits are OED comments on various Bank documents, 1995-1998. Key topics covered by other files include: OED staff views on the dissemination and use of OED findings (filed under Dissemination); ratings of the Narmada and Kedung Ombo Completion Reports (filed under Narmada); reports of the Joint Audit Committee Informal Subcommittee on OED Reports; a select review of OED by the Internal Auditing Department planned for 1996; plans for an OED study of NGOs; OED collaboration with the Economic Development Institute (now WBI); joint OED/Operations Policy Department reports on the quality of economic analysis in staff appraisal reports for projects approved 1993 - 1997 (filed under Economic Analysis, Econ III and Econ IV and Economic Analysis: Correspondence); a 1996 proposal for simplified project documentation for investment operations (filed under Simplified Documentation); and OED staff retreats for December 15-17, 1987, November 29-December 1, 1989, June 26-28, 1991, and September 8-10, 1993. These retreat files contain agenda and schedules, copies of documents discussed at the retreats, copies of presentations, and post-retreat evaluation forms.

Filed under Portfolio Management are: memoranda regarding funding arrangements for OED studies and on borrowers' interest in ex-post evaluations; OED staff comments on the draft Wapenhans Report and on the draft chapter concerning OED; and copies of minutes of the Task Force Steering Committee on which Eberhard Kopp served. Filed under Streamlining Bank Procedures are memoranda and correspondence Kopp compiled in 1985 and 1986 before he became OEDDR Director and while he was a member of Working Group #3 of the Task Force on Streamlining Bank Procedures.

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Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Original file arrangement has been maintained. Files are arranged by subject.

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Conditions governing access

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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  • English

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  • See the following records for additional information regarding the Narmada project: Records of the Operations Evaluation Department -- Records of the Director-General, Operations Evaluation (DGO) -- Records of the Directors-General, Operations Evaluation, Regarding the Evaluation Capacity Development Program (WB IBRD/IDA OPE 13-09); Records of the Operations Evaluation Department -- Special Evaluation Studies -- Agriculture and Human Development Division (OEDD1) special evaluation studies working files (WB IBRD/IDA OPE 09-02).

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

16 April 2009, 17 September 2009

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