By Diane Stone
Banking on wisdom is without doubt one of the first reports of the way the area financial institution is reinventing itself because the 'Knowledge Bank'. The booklet addresses how overseas organisations and governments are constructing partnerships with imagine tanks, learn institutes and different wisdom associations within the wish of informing and bettering rules for reform and improvement round the world.The publication specializes in the lately demonstrated international improvement community (GDN). The GDN is a brand new and bold initiative, backed via the realm financial institution, that is in all probability the biggest around the globe non-governmental firm aimed toward generating wisdom as a public reliable on a world scale. well timed, unique and provocative, this e-book is key interpreting for college students, researchers, coverage makers and execs with an curiosity sooner or later of the realm financial institution, the ideas of imagine tanks and the altering nature of improvement.
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Additional info for Banking on Knowledge: The Genesis of the Global Development Network (Warwick Studies in Globalisation)
A global network is an ambitious vehicle through which to share knowledge. Chapter 2 by Joseph Stiglitz addresses the wider objectives and aspirations for the GDN as a mechanism for learning and the diffusion of policy knowledge within the development community, but he also stresses the value of local knowledge. In different ways, the chapters by Ratna Sudarshan in India, Gabriel Ortiz de Zevallos and Alejandro Salas in Peru and Oleg Manaev in Belarus address the dynamics of local knowledge production.
While electronic discussions cannot be used as a mechanism for decision making, they have certainly set the agenda for the work of the Governance Committee. This first discussion highlighted some of the most difficult challenges to be met in the formation of the GDN and provided some strong views on which direction the initiative should take. Immediately after the governance discussion had concluded, an electronic consultation on the role and direction of the GDN’s web site, GDNet, was launched.
Three working groups have been formed to examine these and other products in the areas of research funding, professional development and networking. Finally, the Web Strategy Advisory Group will decide how the GDN will operate ‘virtually’ through the use of the Internet. On-line discussions In order to open the work of the committees to broader public participation, the GDN web site will post all documents produced by the committees while also initiating on-line discussions to feed into its deliberations.
Banking on Knowledge: The Genesis of the Global Development Network (Warwick Studies in Globalisation) by Diane Stone