The report is released as the world is moving on from a post-war readjustment period and a new international pattern is taking shape.
The report, written by the World Bank Economic Staff, describes the current international economic situation and looks for trends emerging in the next couple of years. The paper was written as the post-war development period was ending and a new international pattern of trade, development, and global cooperation is taking shape. The paper pays particular interest to the areas of Western Europe, the United States, and primary producing countries.
Overview of the post-war situation in Western Europe, the United States, and primary producing countries.
The report looks back on 50 years of Bank lending to Europe and Japan.
June 23, 1950
The internal brief discusses the impact of the Bank's operations and the development actions of the U.S. government (1849869).