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President Eugene Robert Black (English)

During his tenure as President of the World Bank, Eugene Black was perhaps the world’s best-known banker. The Bank’s recognized impartiality, its determined internationalism and its strong links with private finance all reflect the predilections of its President. ... See More +

Working Paper 104640 JAN 01, 2016

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Early Mission to Austria (English)

It is often forgotten today that in the aftermath of the Second World War the Bank undertook a considerable lending program in what are now very prosperous countries in Western Europe. ... See More +

Working Paper 104665 JAN 01, 2016

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Engineering Adviser General R. A. Wheeler (English)

General R.A. Wheeler, Engineering Adviser of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, spoke before the Pan American Division of the American Road Builders Association on March 7, 1950, at Cincinnati, Ohio. ... See More +

Working Paper 104648 JAN 01, 2016

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The Bank’s 57th Birthday Retrospective (English)

On June 25 the World Bank will mark its 57th birthday, for it was on June 25, 1946, that the Bank formally opened for business. This auspicious event was preceded by a great deal of preparatory work. ... See More +

Working Paper 104650 JAN 01, 2016

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Shirley Boskey – The First Female Department Director of the World Bank (English)

Shirley Boskey, a native of New York City, graduated from Vassar College, then attended Columbia University law school, and received her law degree from George Washington University. ... See More +

Working Paper 104675 JAN 01, 2016

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Start of the Young Professionals Program (English)

Richard Van Wagenen, Dean of the Graduate School of American University, was invited by the Bank to assist in the creation of the program. He joined the staff of the Bank in November 1962, and immediately started screening applicants, both within the Bank and also externally. ... See More +

Working Paper 104681 JAN 01, 2016

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The Presidency of Eugene Meyer (English)

As Edward Mason and Robert Asher describe in “The World Bank Since Bretton Woods” it was achallenge to find a president who would be acceptable to Washington, to Wall Street, and to the rest of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 104671 JAN 01, 2016

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Bretton Woods Monetary Conference, July 1-22, 1944 (English)

In July 1944, representatives from 44 nations met at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire for the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference. ... See More +

Working Paper 104697 JAN 01, 2016

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In Memoriam : Edward Donovan (English)

One of the Bank’s original employees, Edward J. Donovan, passed away on January 14, 2003. He joined the Bank on May 22, 1946, more than a month before it officially opened for business on June 25, 1946. ... See More +

Working Paper 104631 JAN 01, 2016

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Poland Rejoins the IBRD, Bringing It to 150 Member Countries (English)

When delegates from Poland signed the Articles of Agreement on June 27th 1986, Poland officially became the 150th member country of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. ... See More +

Working Paper 104709 JAN 01, 2016

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Development in Iraq (English)

In September 1957 Bank staff member Orville J. McDiarmid began a leave of absence to serve as Economic Adviser to the Development Board of Iraq. ... See More +

Working Paper 104663 JAN 01, 2016

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Loan for Nuclear Power (English)

It is a little known fact that the World Bank financed a nuclear power plant. On September 16, 1959, the Bank made a loan equivalent to 40 million dollars for the construction of a 150,000 kilowatt atomic power plant in Italy (Loan 0235). ... See More +

Working Paper 104666 JAN 01, 2016

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Buildings of the World Bank (English)

This paper highlights the buildings of the World Bank which includes A Building was first building located at its official address, 1818 H St, Completed for use by U.S. ... See More +

Working Paper 104668 JAN 01, 2016

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East Pakistan – Cyclone Protection and Coastal Area Rehabilitation Project (English)

The cyclone ravaged the area leaving behind destroyed houses, roads and bridges, huge holes in the streets and enormous erosion along the streams. ... See More +

Working Paper 104673 JAN 01, 2016

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East African Mediation (English)

The primary focus of the Bank today is poverty alleviation. Yet the Bank also has performed many other functions in the course of its work. One of the lesser-known is that of mediation. ... See More +

Working Paper 104667 JAN 01, 2016

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The Development Committee - 1974-1984 (English)

Established in October 1974, the Development Committee is known formally as the Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 104641 JAN 01, 2016

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa, and the World Bank Group (English)

With Nelson Mandela’s passing on 5 December 2013, South Africa and the world lost one of its great political, social, and revolutionary figures. ... See More +

Working Paper 104720 JAN 01, 2016

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Barber Conable’s Trip to India in November 1987 (English)

On April 3rd, 1986, Barber Conable was selected as the seventh president of the World Bank Group, a position which he formally took over on July 1st of that year. ... See More +

Working Paper 104706 JAN 01, 2016

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Mr. Black’s Bank – The 1950s (English)

Eugene R. Black was President of the World Bank from July 1949 to December 1962. Black's presidency encompassed the whole of the 1950s , a remarkable period of growth and diversification for the Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 104632 JAN 01, 2016

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James D. Wolfensohn – Ten Years as World Bank Group President (English)

James D. Wolfensohn became the World Bank Group’s ninth president on June 1, 1995, after a distinguished career as an international investment banker and involvement in global development and environment issues. ... See More +

Working Paper 104674 JAN 01, 2016

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President Eugene Robert Black (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104640 Working Paper
Early Mission to Austria (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104665 Working Paper
Engineering Adviser General R. A. Wheeler (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104648 Working Paper
The Bank’s 57th Birthday Retrospective (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104650 Working Paper
Shirley Boskey – The First Female Department Director of the World Bank (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104675 Working Paper
Start of the Young Professionals Program (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104681 Working Paper
The Presidency of Eugene Meyer (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104671 Working Paper
Bretton Woods Monetary Conference, July 1-22, 1944 (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104697 Working Paper
In Memoriam : Edward Donovan (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104631 Working Paper
Poland Rejoins the IBRD, Bringing It to 150 Member Countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104709 Working Paper
Development in Iraq (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104663 Working Paper
Loan for Nuclear Power (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104666 Working Paper
Buildings of the World Bank (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104668 Working Paper
East Pakistan – Cyclone Protection and Coastal Area Rehabilitation Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104673 Working Paper
East African Mediation (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104667 Working Paper
The Development Committee - 1974-1984 (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104641 Working Paper
Nelson Mandela, South Africa, and the World Bank Group (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104720 Working Paper
Barber Conable’s Trip to India in November 1987 (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104706 Working Paper
Mr. Black’s Bank – The 1950s (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104632 Working Paper
James D. Wolfensohn – Ten Years as World Bank Group President (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104674 Working Paper