A two-man mission visit Malta to explore the various ways the Bank could assist the country with its economic development program.
S. R. Cope and J. H. Adler visit Malta on September 22-26, 1958 to survey the country's economy as well as make recommendations regarding future development. During the four-day trip, Cope and Adler meet with the Prime Minister and other government officials as well as the World Bank Governor and Alternate Governor. It is agreed that the Bank will provide economic advice to Maltese authorities without making any demands on Bank staff.
Oct. 9, 1958
Mr. Cope reports on a meeting he had with Sir Roger Makins about the mission to Malta (1695265).
June 16, 1958
Mr. Lejeune reports that Lord Perth, U.K. Minister of State for the Colonies, has requested a survey mission to Malta (1695265).
Oct. 3, 1958
Conclusions drawn from the Bank's mission to Malta are discussed (1695265).
Dec. 23, 1958
President Black explains to the U.K. Minister of State for the Colonies how the Bank might proceed in Malta (1695265).
The World Bank's first loan to Malta was for a Power and Water Distillation Project (1725656; Credit: The World Bank).