Knowledge Management in ADB

Institutional Document | June 2004

A knowledge management framework (KM framework) has been prepared to guide ADB's transition to a knowledge-based organization.

This paper reviews the changing context of ADB's role in catalyzing knowledge for innovation and development. It discusses ADB's knowledge processes, and identifies key challenges and opportunities for moving ADB's knowledge agenda forward in a phased manner.

Also, this paper presents a framework that lays down the goals, purposes, actions, outputs, and outcomes necessary for this transformation, starting with improving the cultural and procedural aspects of knowledge management within ADB. This will enable ADB to reach out to its external stakeholders more systematically.

This paper also discusses the organizational and resource implications of implementing the knowledge management framework.


  • Introduction
  • Knowledge and Development
  • Managing Knowledge at the Asian Development Bank
  • Knowledge Management at the Asian Development Bank: The Framework
  • Benefits, Organizations and Resource Implications
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes