Series - Task Force Chairman's Records

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Task Force Chairman's Records


  • March 1987 - January 1991 (Creation)

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0.42 linear foot of textual records

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The Task Force Chairman's records were maintained together with records from DEC's Development Policy Group (DPG). When the DPG was terminated in 1997, its functions were dispersed. A staff member who moved from DPG to the PovertyReduction and Economic Management Network (PREM) temporarily moved these files into PREM's custody. Records were then transferred from PREM to the Archives using approved records retention and disposition schedules.

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This series consists of the records related to the Task Force on Local Financing under Adjustment Operations. The records were created and collected by Salah El Serafy, Economic Adviser in Economic Advisory Staff (EAS), who served as chairman of the Task Force on Local Cost Financing Under Adjustment Operations. The series contains a copy of the final Task Force report which was forwarded to President Conable on December 18, 1990; copies of comments on the final report from members of the President's Council; various drafts of the report; Serafy's correspondence with the Task Force members; hand written notes from Task Force meetings; and background documents including minutes of the May 24, 1990 Executive Directors' meeting at which questions were raised regarding the appropriateness of using credit proceeds to finance local costs for credits to Ghana (Credit No. 214GH) and Nigeria (Credit No. 2139-UNI). It was that Board discussion which led to the establishment of this task force. Also included among the background documents are copies of many of the records, dated from November 1989 to May 1990, of the Task Force on Cost Sharing and Local Cost Financing (also called the Project Cost Sharing Task Force) chaired by Randolph L. P. Harris. The final report of that Task Force which was issued on May 31, 1990, is not in this series, but copies of comments on various drafts of the report are included.

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Records are arranged by type of record and thereunder roughly chronologically.

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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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  • For Policy and Review Department staff comments on and proposed revisions to the November 1990 and December 1990 drafts of the Task Force report, see Records of the Office of the Chief Economist -- Records of the Office of the Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist and later Senior Vice President, Development Economics and Chief Economist (DECVP) -- Subject Files of the Director, Policy and Review Department (PRDDR) (WB IBRD/IDA DEC-03-23).

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

6 October 2011, 22 July 2013




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