The use of Indicators for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Brokering in International Development

Author: 
Mansfield, W. and Grunewald, P.
Publisher: 
IDS
Year of publication: 
2013

Those working within knowledge management (KM) and knowledge brokering (KB) in international development are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the relevance and impact of their work.

Practitioners lack best practice guidance on suitable indicators for external accountability (enabling practitioners to demonstrate the impact of KM/KB, providing an evidence base to justify investment) as well as for learning (allowing practitioners to determine which approaches to KM/KB are more effective, enabling improvement within organisations and across the sector).

This publication is a report of a workshop which brought together 30 practitioners from across the international development sector to share indicators in current practice, explore common issues and challenges, and collaborate to improve KM/KB indicators.

The workshop, held at the Institute for Development Studies on the 8 March 2013, was initiated, planned and facilitated by two PhD researchers from Loughborough University, Walter Mansfield and Philipp Grunewald, in partnership with IDS Knowledge Services.