ADB provides a wider range o knowledge-enricheddevelopment solutions
Knowledge underpins development eectiveness.When managed in ways that let organizationsgenerate value rom knowledge-based assets,knowledge can become the heart and soul o successul action.ADB is in a privileged position to leverageknowledge or learning, perormance, and changeto improve development eectiveness in Asia andthe Pacifc. ADB’s central position lets it identiytrends within and across the region. Its wide arrayo lending and nonlending products and servicesallows it to extend integrated assistance. ADB’stechnical and fnancial credibility enables it to bringlarge, attractive fnancing to support knowledge-based assistance packages. In short, ADB is wellplaced to deliver inormation-rich developmentassistance throughout the region.
Continually enhancing knowledgemanagement practices
ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs)recognize its capacity, and look to it orcomprehensive knowledge solutions that respond totheir evolving requirements. And now—in line with itslong-term strategic ramework 2008–2020 (Strategy2020) guidelines—ADB’s Knowledge ManagementCenter is acilitating and coordinating upgrades o
How can ADB play a bigger role in putting the potential o knowledge solutions to work in Asia and the Pacifc?
ADB will enrich knowledge management activities through internal learning rom operational practice andexternal learning rom long-term strategic partnerships with other international fnance institutions andworld-class academic and research institutions.
ADB is improving linkages between knowledge management and its operations, enhancing ADB-hostedcommunities o practice, strengthening external knowledge networks, boosting sta learning and knowledgesharing, and promoting the ADB Knowledge Management Center’s role as acilitator and coordinator.
“Knowledge management is about getting the right knowledge to the right people at the right time, and helping them apply it.”
—Olivier Serrat, Principal Knowledge Management Specialist
the organization’s knowledge practices to meet DMCdemands through our strategic thrusts that
Improve knowledge linkages from and tooperations.
Now there is sharper coordinationand cooperation to promote knowledgemanagement in ADB operations.
Enhance communities of practice.
ADB sta are encouraged to take advantage o growingopportunities to engage with and becomemembers o ADB-hosted communities o practice.
Strengthen external knowledge networks.
Learning and innovation across the regionare being enhanced by strengtheningpartnerships with a more rigorous selection o knowledge suppliers.
Incorporate knowledge management into staff training.
Knowledge management and learningare being integrated into ADB’s learning anddevelopment program to boost sta learningand knowledge sharing rom the outsetand continually.The actions and outputs under each thrust arespecifed in the Knowledge Management ActionPlan, 2009–2011 approved in July 2009. ADB crateda Knowledge Management Results Framework tooperationalize this plan and ensure that criticalresults are achieved as intended. The ramework
ADB’s Strategy 2020
meeting the needs o Asiaand the PacifcStrategic Direction
Inclusive Economic Growth
Drivers o Change
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