Knowledge sharing at the World Bank has evolved over time. From an early emphasis on capturing and organizing knowledge, its focus now is on adopting, adapting, and applying knowledge in a way that helps World Bank staff, clients, and partners work more effectively to reduce global poverty.
Three toolkits which relate to knowledge sharing activities at the World Bank:
Advisory Services Toolkit
Communities of Practice (CoPs) Toolkit
Capacity Matters: Operational Implications
June 8, 2005, Washington, DC
This event explored why capacity development programs succeed or fail in different areas and how these lessons can be applied to enhance the impact of future programs.
2004 MAKE Award
For the fifth consecutive year, the Bank Group has been named as one of the world's top 20 Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises. The award was made by Teleos, an independent knowledge management and intellectual capital research company. The Bank Group is the only non-private sector company to have made the list this year.
Knowledge Sharing for Development: A Learning Activity
June 24-25, 2004, Washington, DC
The website for this event includes a list of all participants and their bios (mostly knowledge management professionals from leading development agencies) as well as an agenda, and all of the learning materials used in the workshop. The workshop was co-sponsored by the World Bank, Bellanet, UNDP, and USAID.
APQC recently published a profile of World Bank,
The World Bank Profile: Best Practices in Knowledge Management
Last Updated: December, 2005
Capacity for Knowledge Management in Organizations (CKMO)
While the World Bank has been informally sharing its lessons in knowledge management for years, it is now offering a new program to assist development-oriented organizations in building their KM capacity.
Workshop on Knowledge Management
The World Bank and the Brazilian Society of Knowledge Management (SBGC) conduct a two-day workshop in Recife, Brazil, November 3-4, 2005.
World Public Sector Report 2005 - Unlocking the Human Potential for Public Sector Performance
The UN Public Administration Programme's recent publication features a chapter examining organizational learning, and knowledge sharing. See: Chapter VI: Promoting organizational learning in the public service
|New Knowledge Management for Development Journal|
The KM4Dev Journal is an open access, peer-reviewed, community journal on KM in development - for and by development practitioners and researchers.
|Pilot E-Leadership Workshop Launched |
In June 2005, the University of Maryland, World Bank, U.S.AID, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Cisco, and Avaya welcomed leaders to focus on intellectual and conceptual underpinnings and skills profile for a new type of development executive, the E-Leader.