Building Narrative Capacity at ADB

Publication | August 2010

"ADB is both a repository of stories waiting to be told and an audience ready to listen."


  • ADB makes growing use of knowledge management tools, methods, and approaches but must better capture and store its wealth of tacit knowledge.
  • In 2009, the Knowledge Management Center in ADB's Regional and Sustainable Development Department launched an oral history project to help ADB hear itself.
  • ADB staff expressed deep appreciation for "ADB: Reflections and Beyond" and its companion audio composition, "Beyond: Stories and Sounds from ADB's Region" - ADB has developed an appetite for storytelling in various contexts and applications.