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The World Bank Group offers the following Knowledge Management education and training opportunities:

International Finance Corporation


  • Knowledge on a Mission Conference*

South-South Experience Exchange Facility (‘South-South Facility’)

Knowledge Sharing for Results Program: Organizational Knowledge Sharing (OKS) Program


  • Organizational Knowledge Sharing (OKS) Certificate Programs (together with the IKI-SEA, Bangkok University)
    • OKS Strategy Certificate
    • OKS Technical Certificate


  • The Art of Knowledge Exchange Webinar – Facilitator Guide

Open Learning Campus


  • IFC Knowledge Talks
    – What Keeps Boeing Flying High – Featuring Tim Bridges

World Bank Institute*

WBI Learning Program: Knowledge for Development (K4D) > Knowledge Management Initiative


  • World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities in the Knowledge Economy (IC)* 1)
  • Conference on Knowledge Management as an Enabler of Change and Innovation in Africa (2007) 2)
  • Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) Forum 2007 3)
  • Building 21st Century Knowledge Economies for Job Growth and Competitiveness in the Middle East (2009)
  • Knowledge Economy Forum (KEF)**
    The Knowledge Economy Forum is an event to support European and Central Asian countries in their transition to becoming increasingly knowledge-based.

    • Knowledge Economy Forum, February 19-22, 2002, Paris, France
      Using Knowledge for Development in EU Accession Countries
    • Knowledge Economy Forum II, March 25-28, 2003, Helsinki, Finland
      Implementing Knowledge Economy Strategies: Innovation, Life-Long Learning, Partnerships, Networks and Inclusion
    • Knowledge Economy Forum III, March 23-26, 2004, Budapest, Hungary
      Improving Competitiveness Through a Knowledge-Based Economy
    • Knowledge Economy Forum IV, March 22-24, 2005, Istanbul, Turkey
      Business Environment and Knowledge for Private Sector Growth
    • Knowledge Economy Forum V, March 28-30, 2006, Prague, Czech Republic
      Innovation and Technology Absorption for Growth
    • Knowledge Economy Forum VI, April 17-19, 2007, Cambridge, England
      Technology Acquisition and Knowledge Networks
    • Knowledge Economy Forum VII, June 17-19, 2008, Ancona, Italy
      Technology Absorption by Innovative Small and Medium Enterprises
    • Knowledge Economy Forum VIII, April 29 – Mai 1, 2009, Fontainebleau, France
      Reforming Innovation Systems: Moving Beyond Lectures & Labs
    • Knowledge Economy Forum IX, May 5-7, 2010, Berlin, Germany
      Diversification Through Innovation: Prospects for Growth
  • Policy Forum on Using Knowledge for Development (K4D Policy Forum)**
    • Using Knowledge for Development: A Policy Forum for the Baltic countries and Poland, May 22-June 3, 1999, Finland
    • Using Knowledge for Development: A Policy Forum for Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, December 12-20, 1999, Singapore
    • Using Knowledge for Development: A Policy Forum for Brazil, China, and India, March 19-25, 2001, Wilton Park, UK
    • A Policy Forum on Using Knowledge for Development for Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, June 3-7, 2002, Monterrey, Mexico
    • Forum on Knowledge for Development in the Middle East and North Africa, September 9–12, 2002, Marseille, France
    • Trade, Competitiveness, and the Knowledge Economy: A Forum for Middle East and North Africa, March 15-16, 2004, Marseille, France
    • Innovation Policies and Institutions for the Knowledge Economy, November 29 – December 1, 2006, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    • Innovation in the African Context: A Forum for Policymakers, March 6-8, 2007, Dublin, Ireland
    • Advanced Strategies for Development: Building Knowledge Economies for Senior Asian Policymakers, February 22, 2008, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Knowledge for Africa’s Development Conference**
    • Knowledge for Africa’s Development: Going Forward, September 27, 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Knowledge for Africa’s Development: Innovation, Education and ICTs, May 8-10, 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Managing Knowledge to Build Trust in Government (Workshop at the Global Forum on Reinventing Government 2007)
  • Knowledge Management Capacity for African Research Institutes and Networks Workshop Series (2005-2007) 4)
  • Knowledge Management Applications: World Bank and Thailand Experience Sharing 5)
  • Organizational Knowledge Assessment Workshop (Brazil 2006)
  • Brown-bag lunch: Client Communities of Practice 2006
  • Knowledge Sharing for Development 2004
  • Rapid Innovation Action Learning (RIAL) Workshop
  • Developing Knowledge Economy Strategies to Improve Competitiveness
  • Introduction to the Knowledge Assessment Methodology (KAM)
  • Knowledge-Based Growth and Competitiveness
  • K4D Policy Workshop (2001-2002)
  • … events on topics of the Knowledge Economy


  • Tapping the Potential of Social Networks
  • The Next Frontier in Knowledge Sharing for Development
  • One of the Best Examples of the Communities of Practice at the World Bank
  • Increasing Knowledge Flows Through Global Research Networks
  • Using Storytelling to Spark Organizational Transformation
  • Building AIDS Competence by Creating the Right Environment for Strengths to be Recognized and the Knowledge to Flow


  • Global Development Network
  • Global Knowledge Partnership

WBI Learning Program: Organizational Knowledge Sharing (OKS)


  • The Art of Knowledge Exchange – eLearning

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