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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 »

Webinar: Dr. Ed Hoffman - How NASA transformed itself into a learning organization

What can Knowledge Hubs learn from NASA? Knowledge sharing within an organization is an important element of continuous learning. The better an organization has internalized systematic knowledge sharing, the more effective it will be with knowledge sharing efforts outside of the immediate organizational set-up. Adaptation and replication of successful solutions is a core idea behind knowledge sharing. But learning theory also confirms that we learn best from things that have not worked. Learning from failure is a side that is still largely under explored in the current South-South discourse.
NASA’s public footprint made it necessary to quickly learn from its 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia accident to ensure similar mistakes can be avoided in the future. We had a rich discussion on how public sector institutions can learn from NASA’s example, its strategies, corporate knowledge sharing priorities, and implementation of a new learning agenda.

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