Catalogue description Ministry of Overseas Development and successors: Middle East Department and successors: Registered Files (MID Series)

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Reference: OD 34
Title: Ministry of Overseas Development and successors: Middle East Department and successors: Registered Files (MID Series)
Description:

Records in the MID series relate to the work of the various departments of the overseas development ministry and administration responsible for the provision of aid and development in the Mediterranean and the near and middle-east. This was aid in the form either of direct loans and technical assistance, or aid administered through multi-lateral organisations, principally the United Nations and the Central Treaty Organisation (CENTO). The series includes some files relating to development in the Pacific region from 1971-1972.

Selected files in this series relate to major development and aid projects in the Mediterranean (Cyprus, Gibraltar, Malta and Yugoslavia), the Near East (Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey), Arabia (Bahrain, Muscat and Oman, Saudi Arabia, the Trucial States and the Yemen and Aden), the Middle East (Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan), as well as files relating to central policy on the work of the Middle East Development Division. There are also a few files on development projects in the Far East and Pacific (Fiji, Hong Kong, Tonga and Western Samoa).

Date: 1964-1986
Related material:

Records of the British Middle East Office and the Middle East Development Division are in FO 957

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: MID file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Ministry of Overseas Development, Middle East Department, 1964-1970

Overseas Development Administration, Middle East and Mediterranean and Caribbean Department, 1972-1973

Overseas Development Administration, Middle East and Mediterranean Department, 1970-1972

Overseas Development Administration, Middle East, Mediterranean and Pacific Department, 1971-1972

Physical description: 535 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Overseas Development Administration , from 1992

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

Development work in the Near and Middle East, the Mediterranean and Arabia was handled by a number of departments in the Ministry for Overseas Development and the Overseas Development Administration which used the MID file series. The Middle East Department (1967-1970) was followed by the Middle East and Mediterranean Department (1970-1971), the Middle East, Mediterranean and Pacific Department (1971-1972), the the Middle East, Mediterranean and Caribbean Department (1972-1974) and the Middle East and Mediterranean Department (1974 on).

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