SOUTH-SOUTH FACILITY: AN INTEGRATED KNOWLEDGE SHARING APPROACH

 

To deliver development results through knowledge sharing, the World Bank has developed and tested a range of knowledge transfer tools. They incorporate lessons from over 100 exchanges financed by the South-South Facility and are designed to deliver maximum impact. Complemented by the support of trained knowledge exchange facilitators, these tools form the bedrock of the Facility’s integrated knowledge sharing approach.

The Art of Knowledge Exchange is a planning guide that helps practitioners design and implement results-focused knowledge exchanges. It offers guidance on how to plan for results, how to deliver an impactful knowledge exchange and for measuring development outcomes.

The handbook Becoming A Knowledge Sharing Organization offers a methodology for the development of a knowledge-sharing culture within an organization. It shows how to build the enabling environment and to develop the technical skills needed to capture, package and share knowledge gained from operational experiences. Knowledge-providing institutions involved in programmatic knowledge exchanges can benefit from this type of support to strengthen their knowledge-sharing capacity.

These tools as well as a self-paced e-learning course, and a Guide for Designing and Implementing Study Tours are made publicly available in several languages and can be downloaded from this website.

 

THE ART OF KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE: A RESULTS-FOCUSED PLANNING GUIDE FOR DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONERS

The Art of Knowledge Exchange planning guide and e-learning course are for anyone interested in designing, implementing, and measuring a results-oriented knowledge exchange initiative. The guide follows a strategic approach to learning by breaking down the knowledge exchange process into five simple steps and providing tools to be a more effective knowledge broker.

The Art of Knowledge Exchange: A Results-Focused Planning Guide for Development Practictioners

The Art of Knowledge Exchange Toolbox

The Art of Designing and Implementing Study Tours

The Art of Knowledge Exchange for Development Practitioners in the Water Sector

Art of Knowledge Exchange: A Results-Focused Planning Guide for the GEF Partnership

The Art of Knowledge Exchange - eLearning

TESTIMONIALS FROM TWO PARTICIPANTS IN AN ART OF KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE WORKSHOP

  • Art of Knowledge Exchange Workshop

    Art of Knowledge Exchange Workshop

  • Art of Knowledge Exchange Workshop

    Art of Knowledge Exchange Workshop

ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE SHARING PROGRAM

The World Bank’s Organizational Knowledge Sharing program helps public sector institutions learn from their own experience. Institutions in the program build the organizational infrastructure and acquire the skills to:

  • Execute a proven discipline of documenting and sharing operational knowledge
  • Solve critical challenges and scale up solutions

The World Bank collaborates with organizations to integrate this discipline of knowledge sharing and peer learning into their core operations

Brochure: Organizational Knowledge Sharing Program

Available in French and Spanish

Book: Becoming A Knowledge Sharing Organization

Available in French

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

programsworkd

The Knowledge Sharing program complements the World Bank’s lending and technical assistance support. Knowledge and learning are at the heart of many mission-critical operations. The program benefits client operations by targeting challenges that can be overcome through smart capturing and sharing of solutions.

An organizational culture that promotes high-quality knowledge capture, knowledge sharing, and learning is built with action on two fronts:(1) creating the enabling environment for it and (2) developing the technical skills it requires.

Under the program, partner institutions design and implement their own agenda. Unlike many classic knowledge-management approaches, the program focuses on capturing experiential knowledge. It then turns those documented lessons into accessible formats that can be shared, taught, adapted, and replicated. To this effect the World Bank has developed an Organizational Knowledge Sharing framework that outlines institutional capacity development areas to improve both the enabling environment for knowledge sharing and build technical capacities to systematize knowledge capturing and sharing efforts.

VIDEOS

MAKING LEARNING PART OF OPERATIONS: THE CASE OF THE LAGOS METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

The Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA) has developed a knowledge management program that has significantly improved its capacity to respond to domestic and international requests for learning. The organization credits the Organizational Knowledge Sharing program with facilitating a cultural transformation to become an effective provider of experiences on transport infrastructure to peer institutions in Nigeria and beyond.

  • Making learning part of transport operations: the case of LAMATA

    Making learning part of transport operations: the case of LAMATA

  • Using Knowledge Sharing to Boost Agriculture in Uganda: The Case of MAAIF

    Using Knowledge Sharing to Boost Agriculture in Uganda: The Case of MAAIF

  • How SNAI/AFDI is strengthening accounting systems in East Asia through Knowledge Sharing

    How SNAI/AFDI is strengthening accounting systems in East Asia through Knowledge Sharing

  • Managing knowledge for better national statistics: the case of DANE Colombia

    Managing knowledge for better national statistics: the case of DANE Colombia

  • Learning from natural disasters: the case of Indonesia's BNPB

    Learning from natural disasters: the case of Indonesia's BNPB

  • Boosting agricultural productivity through knowledge sharing

    Boosting agricultural productivity through knowledge sharing

Watch these OKS engagements videos with French or Spanish subtitles on YouTube!