People love heroes. We glorify individual strength, talent and good looks ... The truth is that, in the real world, nobody operates in a vacuum ... Once we start appreciating that knowledge isn't all in the head, that it's shared within a community, our heroes change. Instead of focusing on the individual, we begin to focus on a larger group.” (Sloman S. y Fernbach P., … [Read more...] about The Illusion of Development Superheroes
These teams found a way to overcome complex conditions to achieve development projects in their countries. Meet the 2019 finalists from eight projects of the IDB contest “Superheroes of Development”. The execution of development projects is as complex as the expected results. Endeavors such as the construction of roads, the universalization of health services, access to … [Read more...] about What can we learn from our Development Superheroes?
This year, we achieved a milestone at the Inter-American Development Bank: we hit 10 million downloads of our publications available to the public via our knowledge repository, since we began measuring the indicator in 2013. We reached this figure thanks in grand part to our strategy for disseminating knowledge online with communications campaigns, which has driven exponential … [Read more...] about The digital strategy that generated over 10 million downloads
Leer blogpost en español By Micha Van Waesberghe from the Knowledge and Learning Department at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Knowledge sharing and learning from our experience is already a natural part of our lives. We do it at home, with our friends and family, or sitting around a campfire sharing stories. We do it because it works. Now, when you think about … [Read more...] about Learning on the Go: the In-Action Review
Leer versión en español By Kyle Strand, Knowledge Manager in the Knowledge and Learning Department of the Inter-American Development Bank If a tree falls in the woods does it make a sound? Well, if there is no one there for the sound to reach, what difference does it make? In the same spirit, if your knowledge never reaches anyone else, how much of a difference can it … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Develop a Knowledge Dissemination Strategy