The Art of Knowledge Exchange: Results-Focused Guide for Development Practitioners
Full title: The Art of Knowledge Exchange: A Results-Focused Planning Guide for Development Practitioners in the Social, Urban, Land, and Resilience Sectors
Based on the original publication Art of Knowledge Exchange: A Results-Focused Planning Guide for Development Practitioners (2015), this guide has been customized for practitioners in the urban, social, land, and resilience sectors. It offers a practical step-by-step framework with illustrative examples on how to design, implement, and measure progress with regard to knowledge exchange initiatives.
This planning guide is for anyone who wishes to design, implement, and measure a results-oriented knowledge exchange initiative. It is written for those who broker knowledge exchange: it connects and facilitates engagements between knowledge seekers and providers.
This guide follows a strategic approach to learning. It does so by breaking down the knowledge exchange process into five simple steps. And by providing tools to help you play a more effective role as a knowledge broker.
This approach will help you to:
» consider knowledge exchange within a broader programmatic and development context.
» ensure your initiative is stakeholder-owned and demand-driven.
» determine the challenges to reaching a solution.
» reflect on the change processes needed to address these challenges.
» identify individuals or groups who can play effective roles in bringing about needed change.
» choose the right mix of knowledge exchange instruments and activities to help your participants learn, grow, and act.
» implement in an adaptive and learning-focused manner.
» measure and report the results of your knowledge exchange initiative.
Review by Wilde Ganzen
An important task of the World Bank, apart from financing development projects, is to enhance the capacities of people working towards a world with less poverty and inequality. This very detailed handbook provides many useful tools on how to disseminate results and promote contacts between practitioners in the field.
It has the following subjects:
Step 1.1 Identify the Development Goal
Step 1.2 Define the Institutional Challenge(s)
Step 1.3 Determine the Change Objective(s)
Step 2.1 Identify the Ideal Participant Profiles
Step 2.2 Determine Intermediate Outcomes.
Step 2.3 Identify the Most Appropriate Knowledge Providers.
DESIGN & DEVELOP
Step 3.1 Select the Participants.
Step 3.2 Verify the Objective and Outcomes.
Step 3.3 Organize the Design and Delivery Team.
Step 3.4 Assemble the Knowledge Exchange .
Step 4.1 Guide the Participants along Their Learning Journey.
Step 4.2 Orchestrate Engagement and Build Relationships.
Step 4.3 Document Implementation and Track Results.
MEASURE & REPORT THE RESULTS
Step 5.1 Synthesize Implementation Data .
Step 5.2 Measure Results .
5tep 5.3 Report Results.
In addition, there is a well-stacked Toolbox, containing:
1. Short-Term Engagement
Technical Deep Dive
2. Medium-Term Engagement
3. Long-Term Engagement
Community of Practice
In our view, it can be useful if used very selectively: to assist with ideas, as a checklist, etcetera.
Knowledge dissemination tools
Author: Kumar, Shobha; Leonard, Aaron; Watkins, Ryan; Vovides, Yianna; and Kerby, Brigitte.
Publisher/source/organization: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Place and year of issue: Washington DC 2018