J. Speeches by George Woods (1963-68)

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George Woods served as the fourth President of the World Bank Group from 1963 to 1968.

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    Development--The Need for New Directions
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 1967-10-27) Woods, George D.
    George D. Woods, President of the World Bank Group, spoke of his appreciation of the splendid support and encouragement the Bank receives from the Swedish community. Sweden’s exemplary support for the International Development Association (IDA) has an importance and a significance beyond the actual capital sums that it has made available. IDA aid helps developing peoples achieve a steady advance toward their goals of modern productivity, appropriate modern education, and self-reliant growth.
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    Address to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, December 20, 1966
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 1966-12-20) Woods, George D.
    George D. Woods, President of the World Bank Group, spoke about the Bank and IDA helping to put down the foundations of economic growth in the form of transportation and electric power projects, and going deeper into the development of human resources. He discussed the progress made by World Bank Group in the field of agriculture and education. He mentioned the drafting of a scheme for multilateral investment insurance. He highlighted aid coordination to accelerate development in developing countries. He concluded that the industrialized countries should make a joint and thorough examination of what they are trying to achieve in their relationships with the developing world.
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    Annual Address to the Board of Governors, September 26, 1966
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 1966-09-26) Woods, George D.
    George D. Woods, President of the World Bank Group, points out the activities well established by the Bank in its 20th year. He discusses: 1) International Development Association financing of education and agriculture, which includes among other things fertilizer components and plants, highways, irrigation, and credit for small agriculturists; 2) two projects aimed at increasing the willingness of the private entrepreneur and investor to venture abroad; 3) problems that confront economic developments; and 4) some specific achievements.