Indonesian and World Bank officials signing Credit 479-IND and Project #P003738 documents on 14 June 1974.
For many developing countries in the 1960s, tourism was an increasingly viable contributor to their economic growth. The World Bank recognized this potential and, in 1969, it established a Tourism Projects Department to assist member countries in identifying, preparing, and implementing projects to encourage and facilitate tourism. Subsequently, the Bank provided loans to finance integrated programs of infrastructure in areas where the main activity was tourism and/or to support the construction of hotels and other tourist facilities. The Bali Tourism Project for Indonesia (Credit 479-IND, Project ID #P003738), which was approved in June of 1974, incorporated both of these objectives. The project was initially designed to create “infrastructure to promote tourism development in Bali, [and] included a 310 [hectare] tourism estate at Nusa Dua, facilities for hotel training, an access road from the airport, road improvements outside Nusa Dua […], and technical assistance for implementing the project and the master plan for tourism in Bali” (Indonesia: Bali Tourism Project, Project Completion Report).
The World Bank Group and its Archives provides different ways in which you can learn about and access records related to projects such as the Bali Tourism Project. The Projects & Operations page for the Bali Tourism Project provides an overview of the project as well as details related to financials, procurement, results, and media coverage. The “Documents” tab contains links to project documents which are created according to the World Bank’s Project Cycle, such as Project Completion Reports and Staff Appraisal Reports. Understanding the Project Cycle, described here, is an essential part of learning about and researching World Bank projects.
The Bank’s archival records are arranged into fonds and described according to the International Standard for Archival Description (ISAD[G]); you can learn more about our arrangement and description practices here. The records of the Bali Tourism Project are located in the East Asia and Pacific Regional Office fonds.
As part of our eArchives initiative, however, World Bank records are being digitized and made available to off-site researchers. Declassified records of the Bali Tourism Project have been digitized and can be viewed by way of the links below. These records relate not only to the negotiation and early stages of the loan through its completion in 1983 but also to the UNDP-financed study of Bali tourism (for which the Bank served as Executing Agency) in 1968 and an additional Technical Assistance Credit (275-IND) which produced additional site development studies during 1972 and 1973. The records consist almost exclusively of correspondence in the form of letters and cables between Bank project staff, Indonesian government officials, and consultants.
To view digitized operational records related to the Bali Tourism Project, click on the highlighted file titles below. If you are interested in viewing records that are not yet digitized but which are eligible for review, visit the World Bank's Access to Information website.
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