About the Knowledge Management Center
The Knowledge Management Center acilitates knowledgemanagement activities in ADB. It plays a critical role inintroducing new knowledge management approaches,monitoring the progress o knowledge management, andreporting to ADB Management.
About the Asian Development Bank
ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacic region ree o poverty.Its mission is to help its developing member countriessubstantially reduce poverty and improve the quality o lie o their people. Despite the region’s many successes,it remains home to two-thirds o the world’s poor:1.8 billion people who live on less than $2 a day, with903 million struggling on less than $1.25 a day. ADBis committed to reducing poverty through inclusiveeconomic growth, environmentally sustainable growth,and regional integration.Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including48 rom the region. Its main instruments or helpingits developing member countries are policy dialogue,loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, andtechnical assistance.
For more information, contact
Knowledge Management CenterRegional and Sustainable Development DepartmentAsian Development Bank 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City1550 Metro Manila, Philippines Tel +63 2 632 6362Fax +63 2 636 email@example.com/knowledge-management/
Publication Stock No. TIM101327January 2010
There is less to fear from outsidecompetition than from in-houseshortcomings in strategydevelopment, managementtechniques, collaborationmechanisms, knowledge sharingand learning, and knowledgecapture and storage.
Today, knowledge is a necessary and sustainablesource o competitive advantage. Yet, manyorganizations are still not good at managing itsexplicit or tacit orms. The ability o ADB and its staf to learn is aprecondition to the success o
.Engaging all staf in this endeavor is crucial togenerating and sharing knowledge. Staf need toupdate their technical and proessional skills andmust also acquire and master tools, methods, andapproaches or knowledge management and learning. The
Learning for Change Primers
are designed to raisein-house awareness o and capacity inLeveraging Knowledge with ICT,
Communities o Practice: Passing the Fitness Test,
Understanding Knowledge Management
and Learning Essentials,Managing Knowledge at Work,
Building a Learning Organization, and
Designing Knowledge Partnerships Better.