ADB-Hosted Communities of Practice - Driving Knowledge Activities

Publication | November 2011

ADB's communities of practice regularly perform the five core knowledge activities. How much progress have they achieved to date? 

To excel in their domains and live up to their potential as prime tool of organizational development, ADB's communities of practice regularly perform the five core knowledge activities - identify, create, store, share, and use knowledge. How much progress have they achieved to date?


  • Communities of practice are a prime tool of organizational development.
  • Empowering communities of practice was one of the four pillars of ADB’s plan of action, Enhancing Knowledge Management under Strategy 2020, spanning 2009–2011.
  • Since 2009, fast advances in core knowledge activities instituted ADB-hosted communities of practice as the heart and soul of knowledge generation and sharing in the organization.