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The World Bank Institute's Knowledge Exchange (WBIKE) practice is dedicated to supporting and equipping the World Bank’s frontline teams with resources to connect countries more systematically and effectively. Sharing knowledge and experiences among peers and partners in the global South is a key priority for many developing countries. 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 »


This self-paced course focuses on the tools needed to design and implement effective knowledge exchange initiatives. It also introduces participants... 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 »
Knowledge exchange, or peer-to-peer learning, is a powerful way to share, replicate, and scale up what works in development. 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 »