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Bernard Bell, Deputy Director of the Bank Group's Projects Department, is appointed Director of the resident staff in Indonesia. 

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The permanent resident mission -- the Bank Group's first such mission in its history -- will be led by Bernard Bell and is initially made up of about ten professionals with specialties in a variety of sectors, with an emphasis on agriculture. The mission has a dual role: it will advise and assist the Government of Indonesia in the formulation and implementation of its overall economic policy and will assist the Indonesian government and the World Bank Group in the selection, preparation, and appraisal of projects for financing by the Bank Group and other lenders.
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Detail of draft Terms of Reference for Bank Group resident staff in Indonesia (1075621).
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Detail of draft Terms of Reference for Bank Group resident staff in Indonesia (1075621).

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Draft Terms of Reference for Bank Group resident staff in Indonesia
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Draft Terms of Reference for Bank Group resident staff in Indonesia
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May 23, 1968
The document outlines the Bank Group's objective in establishing a resident staff in Indonesia while also discussing staffing and cost (1075621).
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Correspondence from Indonesian Economics Minister Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX to President McNamara
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Correspondence from Indonesian Economics Minister Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX to President McNamara
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June 5, 1968
His Highness formally requests the establishment of a World Bank Group resident staff in Indonesia (1075621).
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Correspondence from the Indonesian Ambassador to the United States to President McNamara
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Correspondence from the Indonesian Ambassador to the United States to President McNamara
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May 21, 1968
Indonesian Ambassador Soedjatmoko formally requests the establishment of a World Bank Group resident staff in Indonesia and invites President McNamara to visit Indonesia (1786863).
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Wire from Bernard Bell to World Bank Group
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Wire from Bernard Bell to World Bank Group
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Nov. 2, 1968
The "Bells" three-word cable can be considered the official opening of the World Bank Group's resident mission in Indonesia (1786864). 
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Interview with Bernard R. Bell
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Interview with Bernard R. Bell
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Interview dates: Nov. 13, 1985 and January 28, 1988
The first director of the Bank Group's resident staff in Indonesia discusses the resident mission on pages 2-16.
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Interview with Jean Baneth
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Interview with Jean Baneth
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Interview dates: Dec. 19, 1994, Jan. 12, 1995, and Sept. 11, 1996
The former director of the Bank Group's resident staff in Indonesia (1975-1979) discusses the resident mission on pages 39-42 of his transcript.
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