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VideoJune 23, 2021

June 25, 1946: The World Bank Opens Its Doors

On June 25th, 1946, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development officially opened for business at 1818 H St. in Washington DC. What was it like to work for this fledgling organization? The World Bank Group Archives has produced this short video exploring the experiences of the earliest World Bank staff as they laid the foundation for the next 75 years.