Series - United States Agency for International Development (USAID) CGIAR files

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WB IBRD/IDA CGIAR-07

Title

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) CGIAR files

Date(s)

  • 1970 - 1976 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.41 linear feet of textual records

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Archival history

Records in this series are photocopies of records which were created and collected by the Associate Director (Research), Office of Agriculture, Technical Advisory Bureau, of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The original records were, at one point, in the possession of the World Bank archives. When they were to be described in 2002, no indication that the records were removed from U.S. government possession with official permission could be found. It was discovered that a U.S. member ofthe CGIAR governing body had delivered these records to CGIAR offices; they were subsequently transferred to the World Bank archives along with other CGIAR records. In or shortly after 2002, the original records were offered and ultimately returned to the U.S. National Archives. Prior to their return, however, permission to photocopy the records was sought and granted.

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Scope and content

The series consists of records created and collected by the Associate Director (Research), Office of Agriculture, Technical Advisory Bureau, of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The majority of the records relate to the first five years of the CGIAR. The series contains two types of files: chronological correspondence files and files relating to specific meetings and conferences.

The correspondence files are exclusively related to communication between USAID and the CGIAR Secretariat. Subjects of the correspondence include: International Agricultural Research Centers (IARC) appraisal, IARC financial practices and policy, and deliberations on and accounting of USAID funding. Records include: CGIAR meeting summary of proceedings; reports authored by the CGIAR's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC); CGIAR reports and records distributed to member countries for informational purposes; and materials related to International Centers Week (ICW). A small amount of correspondence sent within USAID departments on the topic of the CGIAR is also included in these files.

The majority of records relating to meeting or conference attendance relate to CGIAR's annual ICW meetings. A number of other USAID-CGIAR meetings are represented as are meetings of the CGIAR North American donors. Further, meetings relating to agricultural research that do not directly involve CGIAR but which are attended by USAID representatives are also present in small number. Records relating to meetings or conferences attended by USAID representatives include meeting agendas, minutes, summary of proceedings, and supporting documents. Also included are meeting and conference summaries authored by USAID attendees as part of their reporting responsibilities. A small number of Action Memoranda composed in response to issues raised and the subsequent need for deliberation are also included.

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Accruals

Accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Records are arranged chronologically by correspondence files or by meeting.

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Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

Language of material

  • English

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  • See Records of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research -- Central Files (WB IBRD/IDA CGIAR-4177S), for other records related to the origins of the CGIAR, ICW meetings, and CGIAR donors.

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Rules and/or conventions used

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

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Dates of creation revision deletion

14 March 2012

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