|Knowledge For Development
World Development Report 1998 from The World Bank
Just published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The World Bank, the World Development Report 1998 is titled Knowledge for Development:
"Because knowledge matters, acquiring how people and societies acquire and use knowledge - and why they sometimes fail to do so - is essential to improving people's lives, especially the lives of the poorest among us".
The report provides a good societal view, though there is naturally a bias to an economic perspective. A useful background document 'What is Knowledge Management?' (principle author Stephen Denning with contributions and advice from a number of world experts including ENTOVATION founder Debra Amidon) also gives insights into the World Bank's own knowledge management programme:
"aimed at making the Bank a clearing-house for knowledge about development not only a corporate memory of best practices, but also a collector and disseminator of the best development knowledge from outside organizations."
This report is well worth a read to broaden your knowledge perspectives.
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