Given the rapid changes in Asia and the Pacific and the fact that most of ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) have attained middle-income status, ADB’s continued relevance will increasingly depend on its role as a knowledge institution. Even as DMC clients often turn to ADB for high standards in project design and implementation, and the transfer of technology and good practices, more can, and should be done.
ADB Strategy 2030 recognizes that while ADB can build on its strong existing knowledge base, it also has to adapt to increasingly agile knowledge context driven by new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, automation of processes, and new digitally enhanced ways of connected people and knowledge.
The 2018 ADB Knowledge Forum will bring together knowledge practitioners and leads from international financial institutions and other multilateral organizations, internal and external partners, and ADB staff to learn and discuss knowledge management practices, tools, application of knowledge management in development institutions, among others, through interactive discussions, knowledge sharing, training, and networking.
The objectives of the 2018 Knowledge Forum are to: