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World Bank Group Archives

Welcome to the World Bank Group Archives website! The Archives protects the institutional memory of the World Bank Group and provides public access to records of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). This website offers a variety of online historical resources and information products, such as ISAD(G) finding aids, transcripts of oral history interviews, and exhibits featuring the Archives' collection and World Bank history.


  • Our Open Archives Brochure summarizes the various avenues for research offered by the World Bank Group Archives.

  • The Archives Holdings website contains archival descriptions and provides access to digitized records.

  • The Photographic Collection provides access to thousands of photos relating to World Bank operations, presidents, official signings, and more.

  • The World Bank Archives Oral History Program website contains transcripts and summaries of interviews with former World Bank staff.