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The Leadership, Learning and Innovation's Knowledge Sharing practice is dedicated to supporting and equipping the World Bank’s frontline teams with skills and resources to help client countries and client organization more systematically and effectively leverage their knowledge. Sharing knowledge and experiences among peers and partners in the global South is a key priority for many developing countries. As developing countries have increasingly become new poles of growth and innovation, they look to and rely more on experiences and tested implementation of peers facing similar challenges.Seeing what works and what doesn’t, can help policy makers and development practitioners quickly understand what is possible and how to make it happen. As such, knowledge sharing leads to more informed decisions, helps build consensus, catalyzes action, and leads to better results.   Read More »


Through peer-to-peer learning, or South-South knowledge exchange, developing countries provide peers with insight and inspiration for designing and implementing local solutions to development challenges. Knowledge exchange efforts focus on a wide range of development opportunities and challenges that are unique to developing countries and that lie outside the expertise of...Read More »


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This animation explains what it is and how it can help capacity development. Read More »

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Knowledge can be classified into two broad categories: explicit and tacit. Explicit knowledge can be easily communicated, shared, and expressed in words and numbers. It is, for example, the type of... Read More »
Government officials and development practitioners increasingly want more than explicit knowledge sharing. They want to be directly connected to their peers who face similar challenges and to learn... Read More »
Knowledge Providers: Countries increasingly want to become primary knowledge providers for a variety of reasons: Read More »
This page provides a variety of links ranging from blog posts to websites developed by units across the World Bank Group on the subject of South-South and Knowledge Exchange Read More »