Learning for Change in ADB

Publication | March 2009

Learning is the key to success in today’s organizations. Strategy 2020 argues that ADB must play a bigger part in putting the potential of knowledge solutions to work in Asia and the Pacific.

The rapidly changing-and, at times, excessively complex-nature of development work demands diverse competences from aid agencies such as the Asian Development Bank. The learning challenges these present require the ability to work more reflectively in a turbulent practice environment.

This publication broadly defines a learning organization as a collective undertaking, rooted in action, that builds and improves its own practice by consciously and continually devising and developing the means to draw learning from its own (and others') experience. It identifies the 10 challenges that ADB must overcome to develop as a learning organization and specifies practicable next steps to conquer each. It can help deliver the increased development effectiveness that Strategy 2020, ADB's long-term strategic framework for 2008-2020, seeks.


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Learning in Organizations
  • Building a Learning Organization
  • Learning from Evaluation
  • A Learning Charter for ADB
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Knowledge Management
  • RPS090197
  • 978-971-561-781-9 (Print)

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