The Web Archives program was launched in March 2007 to preserve historical and research value of World Bank websites that had been discontinued or significantly updated. The Web Archives collection dates back to 1998 and includes:
sites that have been replaced due to design, technological or other changes,
sites that are no longer being updated, and
snapshots of selected live sites
In addition to viewing the actual sites, you will find additional information such as the name of the Bank unit that owned them, country or regional focus, dates of launching and archiving, etc. To view the background, click on the information icon in the listings.