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.
To celebrate the opening of the Visitor Center and to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World Bank's first loan, the WBG Archives has digitized and publicly released records related to this inaugural loan.
October 27th has been designated World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. To mark the occasion, view an informational film produced by the World Bank in 1982 entitled The World Bank.
2017 is the 70th anniversary of the signing of the World Bank's first loan -- a Reconstruction Loan to France for $250 million. To mark the anniversary, the World Bank Group Archives has digitized records relating to the loan and made them publicly available.