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Knowledge for development? : Comparing British, Japanese, Swedish and World Bank aid

Author: Kenneth King; Simon McGrath
Publisher: London [u.a.] : Zed Books [u.a.], 2004.
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In 1996, the World Bank President, James Wolfensohn, declared that his organization would henceforth be "the knowledge bank". This examination of four international agencies including the World Bank  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth King; Simon McGrath
ISBN: 1842773240 9781842773246 1842773259 9781842773253
OCLC Number: 249014180
Description: XI, 236 S.
Contents: 1. Researching Knowledge-Based Aid;- Setting the Scene - Research Questions - A New Way of Researching: a New Way of Working - The Structure of the Book;2. The New Aid Agenda;- The Changing Fashions of Development Cooperation - Aid Discourse at the Start of the New Millennium;3. Knowledge for Development;- The Origins of Knowledge-Based Aid - Knowledge-Based Aid - Alternative Accounts of Knowledge and Development - A Concluding Comment;4. The World Bank or the Knowledge Bank?;- The Discovery of Knowledge-Based Aid in the World Bank - The World Bank's Older Knowledge Strategies -;The World Bank's Vision of Knowledge for Development - Revising the Strategy: The Ramphele Review and a Shifting Focus for the Knowledge Bank - The New Architecture of the Knowledge Bank - The Knowledge Bank in Practice: Assessing the Extent of Transformation;5. From Information Management to Knowledge Sharing: DFID's Unfinished Revolution;- DFID's Knowledge Discourses - DFID's Knowledge Projects - DFID's Knowledge Products - DFID's Knowledge Practices - How Should we Judge DFID's Approach to Knowledge and Development?;6. Knowledge, Learning and Capacity in the Swedish Approach to Development Cooperation;- Historical Overview - Sida's Discourses of Knowledge, Learning and Capacity - Sida as a Generator of Development Knowledge - Sida's Initiatives to Support Knowledge, Learning and Capacity Development - Knowledge and Learning in Practice - Conclusion;7. Experience, Experts and Knowledge in Japanese Aid Policy and Practice;- Japan's own Experience for Development - Japan's Multiple External Sources of Development Expertise - Sources of Policy Knowledge in Japanese Development Assistance - Knowledge-Sharing Initiatives in a Culture of Valuing Experience - Knowledge Management iin JICA: a New Approach - Other Mechanisms for Sharing Development Knowledge - Conclusion on Sharing Expertise for Development;8: Conclusions and Implications for Knowledge, Aid and Development;- Where does Knowledge-based Aid Come from, and is it just a Passing Fashion? - Does Knowledge-based Aid Work? - Knowledge-based Aid or Learning-led Development? - Knowledge-based Aid and Knowledge, Aid and Development: Concluding Thoughts;Bibliography.
Responsibility: Kenneth King ; Simon McGrath.
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