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Past featured exhibits from the World Bank Group Archives

Fifth Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank Group, Paris, September 1950

Bretton Woods Monetary Conference, July 1-22, 1944

Robert S. McNamara, World Bank President: April 1, 1968 - June 30, 1981

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Participants of the Fifth Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank Group, Paris, France, September 6-14, 1950. More...

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The Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA hosted representatives from 44 nations for the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference during July1-22, 1944. More...

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In honor of Robert S. McNamara who became World Bank President forty years ago, on April 1, 1968 the World Bank Group Archives is highlighting some of his contributions to development. More...

 

First Funding for Ghana - Volta River Hydroelectric Project, 1962

 

Second Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank Group, London, September 1947

 

Dissemination Note on the Social Assessment for India Tuberculosis Control Project, 1997

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In 2007 Ghana celebrated fifty years of independence. This feature and a series of events scheduled in the World Bank, Washington, DC in November, 2007 commemorated 50 years of partnership between Ghana, the Bank and the Fund. More...

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World Bank President John McCloy and Chairman of the Bank’s Board of Governors Right Honorable Hugh Dalton open the Second Annual Meetings in London, 1947. The Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group meet once a year to discuss the work of their respective institutions. More...

Click to see full-size imageIn observance of the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24, 2007 the World Bank Group Archives features the Dissemination Note “Social Assessment Influences Design of the India TB Control Project” issued by the Bank's Environment Department in May 1997. More... 

 

World Bank's First Development Loans to Chile, March 25, 1948

 

Holiday Celebrations at the World Bank Group

 

First Annual Report "The World Bank and the Environment", FY 1990

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Maintenance workers erecting and connecting 66 KV transmission lines to link the Los Cipreses hydroelectric power plant with the Sauzal hydroelectric plant and the substations, 1953. More...

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World Bank staff donate gifts to local charities during the holiday season, December, 1961. More...

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On September 24, 1990, the World Bank published its first environmental annual report “The World Bank and the Environment” to summarize its activities in this area as well as prioritize major environmental issues. According to this report, the World Bank was moving steadily toward the integration of environmental concerns in all aspects of its operations, not just environment specific projects. More...

 

Administrative Circular "The President's Food Conservation Program", October 13, 1947

 

Relieving Traffic congestion - the Singapore area license scheme, 1975

 

Summer Recreation at the World Bank Group

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On October 5, 1947, U.S. President Harry S. Truman announced the food conservation program, designed to relieve price pressure in the United States and conserve food for export to food-deficit countries. An Administrative Circular was distributed to the World Bank staff on October 13, 1947 asking for their full support in the US Presidents Food Conservation Program. More...

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A poster used by the Ministry of Communication in Singapore to encourage car pool in the city during the rush hours as part of the Area License Scheme, 1975. More...

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A scene from the World Bank Group annual picnic held on June 18, 1961, at Smokey Glen Farm, Gaithersburg, Maryland. More...

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