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Transcript of oral history interview with Bilsel Alisbah held on December 11, 1990 and December 21, 1993 (English)

In December 1990 and 1993, Bilsel Alisbah was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by John Lewis, Richard Webb, and Devesh Kapur. During his tenure at the Bank from 1963 to 1993, Mr. Alisbah worked in the following areas: as a young professional during its inaugural year (1963-1964); in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) department as an economist (1964-1969) and as a senior loan officer (1971-1972); in India as deputy chief of resident mission (1972-1975); in the western Africa projects department as director (1986-1987); in the Asia region as country director of country department 4 (1987-1988); as the chairman of the appeals committee (1988-1989); and in the personnel and administration department as vice president. He took a leave of absence for military service from 1969 to 1971. His transcript concerns the Narmada project in India, the controversies that plagued it, and the lessons to be learned from such a project, especially in dealing with non-governmental organizations.

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Transcript of oral history interview with Bilsel Alisbah held on December 11, 1990 and December 21, 1993 (English). World Bank Group Archives oral history program Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/644951468327004963/Transcript-of-oral-history-interview-with-Bilsel-Alisbah-held-on-December-11-1990-and-December-21-1993