***ARCHIVE SITE *** Knowledge Management for Development Journal, Vol 1, No 2 (2005)

A joint donor training approach to knowledge sharing

Andreas Jensen


Training and knowledge sharing and the concept of a learning organisation are key elements in donor agencies’ endeavours to improve effectiveness and efficiency. In this context, the paper discusses the challenges ahead and briefly presents the status of knowledge sharing in 11 agencies, based on a survey carried out during February-March 2005. The paper discusses the foundations of knowledge sharing, as seen from a competence development point of view, and it examines how knowledge sharing is connected to the work processes and training efforts of our organisations. There is a general trend among donor agencies to move from restricted intranet solutions only towards Internet-based knowledge sharing, accessible to all development partners. Finally, the paper points to five priority areas for further work by donor agencies.

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