Guidelines for Knowledge Partnerships | Asian Development Bank

Guidelines for Knowledge Partnerships

Publication | May 2011
Guidelines for Knowledge Partnerships

ADB's long-term strategic framework, Strategy 2020, argues that knowledge solutions must be enriched through internal learning from operational practice and external learning from long-term knowledge partnerships. The Guidelines for Knowledge Partnerships offer a framework for strengthening such partnerships. They specify the essentials of designing for performance, articulate building blocks, and underscore success factors and special considerations. The guidelines are offered as a resource document and reference to ADB staff members in general. They may also help other organizations design and manage their knowledge partnerships better.


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Key Concepts of Knowledge, Partnerships, and Innovation
  • Role of Partnerships in Strategy 2020
  • Organizational Models of Networks and Partnerships
  • Designing for Performance
  • Building Blocks
  • Success Factors
  • Checklists and Winding Up
  • Further Reading