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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 »

About The Art of Knowledge Exchange

This planning guide is for anyone who wishes to design, implement, and measure a results-oriented knowledge exchange initiative. Read More »


The Art of Knowledge Exchange Workshop: A Facilitator’s Guide is designed to help professional facilitators run the Art of Knowledge Exchange... Read More »
The Facilitator’s Guide is designed to help professional facilitators run the Art of Knowledge Exchange webinar smoothly and take the participants on... Read More »
This toolbox is your resource to plan for and select an appropriate mix of instruments and activities to help participants realize their desired... Read More »

Focus Areas

Knowledge exchange can be used as part of a change process to powerful effect. But like any good capacity building approach, it should be anchored in the broader development context and your clients... Read More »
The success of this knowledge exchange initiative depends on having the right kinds of people involved. Consider those who can and will initiate and manage the changes needed to reach the capacity... Read More »
Together, you and the knowledge exchange participants will design the knowledge exchange journey to achieve the intermediate outcomes. Envisioning and mapping the journey is an iterative process that... Read More »
Implementation is the phase where you move from designing to execution. This is the most important element of an exchange initiative and that's why it is so important to master this phase. The... Read More »
In Step 5, it’s time to focus on what came out of the exchange—what worked and led to learning and inspiration, what did not work and why. You will share the story of your journey, prepare... Read More »