Transcript of oral history interview with Russell Cheetham June 4 and 6, 2012 Washington, D.C.

On June 4 and 6, 2012, Russell Cheetham was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Charles Ziegler. During his tenure at the Bank from 1969 to 1996, Mr. Cheetham worked in the following areas: as an economist in the economics department (1969-1970) and in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) department (1970-1972); as an economist (1972-1973) and as a senior economist (1973-1974) in division I of the country programs department for the East Asia and Pacific Region, and then as senior economist for the whole EAP country program (1974-1975); in Manila, Philippines, as a project manager/team leader (1975-1977); in the economic analysis and projections department as assistant director (1977-1980); in Indonesia as director of resident staff (1980-1984); in the country programs department of the South Asia region as program director (1984-1987); as director in the Asia region, country department 5 (1987-1991), in the Europe, Middle East and North Africa region, country department 5 (1991), and in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, country department 3 (1991-1994); and in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region as vice president (1994-1996). His transcript mainly concerns the Bank's operational relationship with Indonesia and his experiences working with that country beginning in early 1980. Mr. Cheetham also discusses his involvement with the second World Development Report, and his professional relationship with Robert S. McNamara.

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English
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25pp
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1 of 1
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The transcript of this interview is public. Portions of the interview have been redacted according to the provisions of the World Bank Access to Information Policy.
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Monday, June 4, 2012
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Transcript of oral history interview with Russell Cheetham June 4 and 6, 2012 Washington, D.C.
Interviewer: 
Charles Ziegler