Series Technical Assistance Projects Files - Americas Branch - S-0138

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S-0138

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Technical Assistance Projects Files - Americas Branch

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  • 1968 - 1995 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 20

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The series consists of records which deal with the origination, formulation, execution and evaluation of the relevant projects. The types of records include any of the following: proposals, preparatory documentation, agreements, plans of operation and various reports such as progress, technical, mission, evaluation, etc. There are also departmental supporting documents which comprise background data, guidelines, studies, terms of reference and other relevant papers that bear elements further elucidating project activities. The department which is responsible for providing the necessary advisory services and assistance to the governments of developing countries and countries with economies in transition to strengthen their national capacities has been re-organized several times under the following names:

Dept. of Economic Affairs, ca 1946-1954
Dept. of Economic and Social Council, ca 1955
Technical Assistance Administration, ca 1955-1958
Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, ca 1955-1978
Office of Technical Co-operation, ca 1967-1977
Dept. of International Economic and Social Affairs, ca 1979-1993
Dept. of Technical Co-operation for Development, ca 1979-1993
United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, ca 1985-1993
Dept. for Policy Co-ordination and Sustainable Development, ca1994-1997
Dept. for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis, ca 1994-1997
Dept. for Development Support and Management Services, ca 1994-1997
Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, ca 1998 up to present.

To preserve their identity, the records of the various technical assistance projects are maintained according to their provenance, i.e. the actual name of the organizational element which originated the records forms a part of the series title.

Accession numbers - 74/66; 77/80; 78/17; 78/144; 79/108; 79/184; 82/139; 82/168; 83/147; 83/148; 84/13

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Related to: 1977/0080: Reports and Technical Documents From the Geothermal Project, Nicaragua (CNRET)
Related to: 1978/0017: Project ECU/74/005 - NATIONAL REGIONAL PLANNING Series TE 322/1 ECUA (000-2)
Related to: 1978/0144: DESA Project files from Central America, (a) Honduras (b) Costa Rica, (c) Cayman Islands, (d) Trinidad and Tobago
Related to: 1979/0184: Project files for Central America Caribbean and Regional Projects Section, TCD, ESA
Related to: 1979/0108: 1) Administrative & working files of the South America's Section/TCD
Is superseded by: 1978/0153: Expert files, reports & project documents (EW/72/019, EW/75/002, EW/74/002, EW/73/002
Is superseded by: 1983/0147: Project Working files for TCD by Countries Therewith by activities including experts, training sub contracts etc. plus correspondence
Is superseded by: 1984/0013: Country Project Files Re: Statistics, Correspondence, Training etc. Latin America and Carribean countries.
Is superseded by: 1997/0089: DESA Americas (Latin America and the Caribbean) project files
Is superseded by: 1982/0168: Project Working Files for: Caribbean Region, St. Vincent, RLA (Latin American Region), St. Lucia, Eco. Dev. inc. World Bank Conf.,CELADE, & ECLA
Is superseded by: 1983/0148: DESA - Technical Assistance Project Work Files. By activities containing experts, training and contract proj. documents, reports etc. & correspondence

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