Knowledge Exchange Guide for Government Officials and Country Level Practitioners Available from World Bank Institute

art of knowledge govt officialsAccording to the World Bank Institute:

“The Art of Knowledge Exchange Primer is for government officials and development practitioners who are involved in such knowledge exchanges. Identifying the right partners, planning for the exchange, making it happen and sharing the lessons can all be a major undertaking. This Primer takes the guesswork out of the process, by breaking the complexity of knowledge sharing lifecycle into simple steps and summarizing good practices…”

Published January 2013.  Full publication available from World Bank Institue website:

Link to the publication is also available in the Cooperation among Countries for Health Development document library, under knowledge exchange publications:

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World Bank Institute: Art of Knowledge Exchange – Call for Good Practices & Lessons Learned

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From World Bank Institute website:

All submissions should be completed by Monday, March 18th, 2013

We are currently producing the 2nd edition of the Art of Knowledge Exchange Planning Guide Book – a practical guide for Knowledge Exchange Practitioners. In this new edition we want to showcase practitioners’perspectives from around the world: what worked, what didn’t, and what you would have done differently.

Who can particiapte?
participate if you have…

  • Connected development practitioners to new information and opportunities within countries, across countries, and regions
  • Encouraged innovation and sharing of practical experience
  • Inspired collaboration between development actors
  • Facilitated new methods for capacity development
  • Catalyzed the way other practitioners do development

If you are a development practitioner, work for an international organization, philanthropic organization, non-governmental organization, educational institution or a private sector foundation/institution, you may apply.

What is in it for you?
A number of these good practices will be profiled (in part or fully) in the new edition of the World Bank’s Art of Knowledge Exchange Planning Guide Book. The stories will also become part of an internal library of knowledge exchange. All selected participants will receive copies of the new edition of the Art of Knowledge Exchange. …”

For more info and link to application site, visit:

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Bali High-Level Meeting: Towards Country-led Knowledge Hubs


“WASHINGTON, July 10, 2012 – At least 290 policy makers and delegates from 46 countries convened today in Bali for the High-Level Meeting on South-South Cooperation, with the theme ‘Towards Country-Led Knowledge Hubs’. 

“The objective of the meeting is to push for Knowledge Exchange in the context of South-South cooperation.  The conference discusses the opportunities, challenges, and experiences in developing and building institutions that can act as ‘Knowledge Hubs’ — centers that can compile experiences and build a more systematic network of Knowledge Exchange experts,” said Minister Armida Alisjahbana of the National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia.

Minister Alisjahbana further explained that Knowledge Exchange is a key instrument in achieving development objectives, and in strengthening national capacity.  Developing nations offer many best practices that may be adapted to suit development challenges; the challenge is how to learn and share information about these best practices. …”

Full press release can be read here:

Webiste for the meeting:

Additional information is posted on the South-South Opportunity site: 

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Mobilizing Knowledge Networks for Development (19-20 June 2012)






When: June 19-20, 2012

Where: The World Bank Group
1818 H Street NW, Washington DC 20433

 “The goal of the workshop is to explore ways to become better providers and connectors of knowledge in a world where the sources of knowledge are increasingly diverse and dispersed. At the World Bank, for example, we are seeking ways to connect with new centers of research, emerging communities of practice, and tap the practical experience of development organizations and the policy makers in rapidly developing economies. Our goal is to find better ways to connect those that have the development knowledge with those that need it, when they need it. …”

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Networking can promote knowledge exchange and cooperation on development

Written by Maree Tait on March 21, 2012 for the Development Policy Blog

Networking is a critical mechanism for development. Recent development forums such as the Busan High Level Forum 4 and the G20 meeting in Cannes have highlighted the importance of knowledge flows for more effective development. Development partners around the world converge around the idea that South-South knowledge exchanges can complement traditional forms of development assistance. The big question now is: How can we most effectively implement knowledge exchange?

One notable mechanism for smart knowledge exchange is the Global Development Learning Network(GDLN). [...]

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High-Level Meeting “Towards Country-led Knowledge Hubs” (10-12 July, Bali, Indonesia)

Co-organized by the Government of Indonesia, the World Bank, JICA and UNDP the High-Level Meeting “Towards Country-led Knowledge Hubs” (10-12 July, Bali, Indonesia) will provide, for the first time ever, a forum for 200 policy makers and practitioners from 40 countries engaged in South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) to learn about Knowledge Hubs and how to strengthen their institutional capacity for SSKE.

Participants will be given the opportunity to present their experiences in structuring institutional arrangements for sharing knowledge, collectively discuss the challenges they are facing, and learn about the existing tools and services to foster knowledge sharing.



Participation is by invitation only. If you’re representing a country or institution that seeks to develop or has already implemented a knowledge hub function, send us an expression of interest.


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