October 2012 Blog Posts (6)

What are the most important types of knowledge for international development?

Hello everyone.

in relation to the research project that I am working on I am currently asking the above question on my external blog. I gathered some different types of knowledge that appear in the literature and thought that it would be great to hear what practitioners think about their relevance.

I would highly appreciate if you take a just a minute to answer just one question at the following link (…


Added by Philipp Grunewald on October 24, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

KM4Dev a dispersed community? Members, an appeal!

Dear all

I happen to be on the Core group since some years. I participated in 3 KM4Dev face to face events. I sit on the 3 persons steering group of the CTLab activity running this year (2012). I volunteer regularly as monthly KM4Dev administrator (mainly to manage the dGroup). I think I contribute regularly on various conversations within our community...

There is the word: community

And yet... after so many years I'm still not sure whether KM4Dev is, what I…


Added by Peter J. Bury on October 23, 2012 at 8:45pm — 1 Comment

Knowledge Sharing - Can Metadata Save the Economy?

In his recent blog post, Seth Earley suggests that economic development and success in the modern age depends on knowledge sharing and that knowledge sharing depends on library science and search-based applications. Do you agree?

Added by Sharon Foley on October 19, 2012 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Short "study": Who mostly initiates knowledge exchange processes in international development?


I did a short online questionnaire on the above outlined question and spent some time thinking about the results. The result gave a pretty one-sided picture that could trigger some interesting thoughts with some of you.

I would be very happy to hear them. Find the related blogpost …


Added by Philipp Grunewald on October 3, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

Role of Donors in Poverty Alleviation and Development Activities: Are they achieved 100 % or appropriate and expected outcomes!!!???

Many Donor organizations and countries of the world have been donating or lending billions of money as aid for long time in many third world countries and underdeveloped and developing countries for organising various types of social and economical development programs including poverty alleviation. Many countries do their development works by using the foreign assistances. There are many NGOs and Government Organisations establish for doing various types of development activities including…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on October 2, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Moving from a focus on KM products to KS processes

We started a discussion on the KM4dev Dgroup that was brought about by a short clip featuring Chase Palmeri from IFAD raising a challenge that resonated with people:


Quite a few members replied to her challenge and the summary of the discussion is here in the wiki:…


Added by Lucie Lamoureux on October 1, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments

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