Nils-Sjard Schulz's Blog (52)

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Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on September 8, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

HLM3 calls for stronger country capacities to share knowledge, contribute to global development

On 30-31 March 2016, more than 400 high-level representatives from 66 countries and 11 multilateral institutions gathered in Washington DC for the Third High-Level Meeting on Country-led Knowledge Sharing. Following previous events in Bali/Indonesia in 2012 and…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on April 1, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

South-South experience to support Colombia's peace process - Exciting consultancy opportunities in Azerbaijan, Colombia, El Salvador, the Philippines and Rwanda

In a historic step and ending decades of internal conflict, Colombia is moving towards signing the peace agreements tentatively in March 2016. In the meantime, the country is getting ready for the peacebuilding process, particularly in areas deeply affected by the conflict. One key initiative is a mapping of emerging peacebuilding practices led by the Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation (…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on November 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How does Organizational Knowledge Sharing contribute to development? – Insights from a session with M&E experts at the World Bank

Measuring the results and impact of capacity development has been at the center of reflections, analysis and operational tools of the World Bank Group and many other international organizations. Due to its long-standing commitment with knowledge and learning, particularly the WBG’s Leadership, Learning and Innovation (LLI) Vicepresidency has spearheaded efforts in this area. One key example is the Capacity Development Results Framework (CDRF) launched in 2009. Today,…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on November 11, 2015 at 7:19pm — No Comments

How to Build a Striving Knowledge Sharing Institution – A “Fishbowl” with MAAIF Uganda

Entering a new stage of the ongoing support to country institutions, the World Bank (WB) hosted during the first week of May a unique event with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) of Uganda. Held in Washington DC, representatives…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on May 26, 2015 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Getting ready for Knowledge Sharing – FOSIS Chile’s experiences in partnership management and joint implementation

For the past 25 years, the Social Investment and Solidarity Fund (FOSIS, for its Spanish acronym) has been a key instrument for the Chilean government to implement ground-breaking social policies and programs benefitting the most vulnerable population in the country. At the same time, FOSIS constitutes a reference institution for its Latin America and the Caribbean homologues, and increasingly for partners in other…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on December 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Webinar con ACI Medellin – Cómo convertirse en un Nodo de Conocimiento Urbano

Las experiencias surgidas en el Sur encuentran una creciente demanda en un mundo multipolar, y las ciudades han sido especialmente innovadores en sus esfuerzos para asegurar el desarrollo sostenible y el crecimiento inclusivo. Medellín en Colombia destaca por una transformación urbana extraordinaria que inspira a otros gobiernos subnacionales en todo el mundo. Con un liderazgo político sólido, políticas…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on October 6, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Webinar with ACI Medellin – Lessons and Next Steps of a City Knowledge Hub

Southern solutions are in high demand in an increasingly multipolar world, and cities have been particularly innovative when it comes to work towards sustainable development and inclusive growth. Medellin in Colombia is an outstanding example of urban transformation that inspires other subnational governments around the world. With sound political leadership, smart policies and a committed public sector,…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on October 6, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Hacia una Cultura Institucional del Intercambio de Conocimiento - Mensajes del HLM2 sobre Nodos de Conocimiento

Instituciones gubernamentales en todo el mundo están dedicando esfuerzos para poder involucrarse de forma más sistemática en el Intercambio de Conocimiento (IC) con sus pares nacionales e internacionales. A lo largo de los últimos años, el IC ha sido reconocido como un tercer pilar de la cooperación para el desarrollo, complementando la asistencia técnica y la ayuda financiera tradicionales. Entre otros,…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on July 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Moving from Transactional to Institutional Knowledge Sharing – Insights from the Seoul HLM on Knowledge Hubs

Around the world, hundreds of country institutions are striving to engage in Knowledge Sharing (KS) in a systematic way, reaching out to partners at home and abroad. Over the past years, KS has been recognized as a third leg of development cooperation, along with technical assistance and financial aid, for example through by the G20, the …


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on July 6, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Institutions for Knowledge Sharing – Mandate and lessons from the Global Partnership meeting in Mexico

Panel discussion of the session on Knowledge Sharing Institutions and Knowledge Hubs, Mexico City, 15 April…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on April 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Las Finanzas del Clima - Clave para los Territorios Centroamericanos

Los recursos internacionales para financiar la acción climática se están convirtiendo en la piedra angular del futuro desarrollo de los países del Sur. Desde 2010 existe el compromiso mundial de movilizar, a partir del 2020, unos 100 mil millones de USD anuales para el financiamiento climático, suma que se acerca a los máximos históricos de la Ayuda Oficial al Desarrollo (AOD) que se encuentra en pleno declive. En 2013 y a pesar de que el origen de este…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on March 7, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Sector institutions in South-South and triangular cooperation - Lessons and prospects in Chile

Representatives of line ministries active in Chile's South-South cooperation, during the workshop on 20 August in Santiago

In recent…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on August 25, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Los sectores en la cooperación Sur-Sur y triangular – Lecciones y propuestas desde Chile

Representantes de ministerios chilenos activos en la cooperación Sur-Sur y triangular, el pasado 20 de agosto en Santiago

A lo largo de los…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on August 25, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Financing knowledge hubs – Current modalities and opportunities

[Blog post originally published at the Community of Practice on Knowledge Hubs, become a member here]

Due to its potential to inform capacity development and support reform priorities, knowledge exchange is high on the agenda of government institutions around the world. While there is a clear desire to learn from each other, the practical…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on May 3, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

[convocatoria] Gerente para el Programa Iberoamericano, plazo 5 de abril

El Programa Iberoamericano para el Fortalecimiento de la Cooperación Sur-Sur busca un/a nuevo/a gerente que coordinará la Unidad Técnica del Programa cuya sede se encuentra en Uruguay. El plazo…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on March 22, 2013 at 6:06pm — No Comments

On the road to the Second Regional Dialogue on Climate Finance

In the nine months since the First Regional Dialogue on Climate Finance held in Tela (Honduas), Latin American and Caribbean governments have advanced in a continous knowledge exchange and in developing national capacities. Taking a qualitative leap in this dynamic process, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, and Peru launched on 26 February…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on March 6, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Financing disaster risks – Lessons from the Bogota exchange

Celebrating its second anniversary, Colombia Humanitaria gathered national stakeholders and international representatives in a knowledge exchange around Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Held in Bogota on 22 and 23 November 2012, the event aimed to systematize lessons learned within Colombia Humanitaria, set up in 2010 by the Colombian president to respond to the devastating effects of La…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on November 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Knowledge Hubs in Practice – The Bali Lessons

Over the past years, knowledge exchange has started to overhaul development cooperation with a renewed energy of connecting and sharing among practitioners. More and more developing countries are fully engaging in mutual learning around best practices and proven solutions. Around 300 representatives from 46 countries have now gathered on the island of Bali, Indonesia, to discuss how to improve institutional and operational capacities to exchange knowledge at a larger…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on July 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Como superar la rigidez del sistema mundial - Reflexiones desde el piloto salvadoreño del Juego de la Gobernanza Global

A lo largo de los últimos años, el mundo se ha vuelto multipolar en la medida en que 
el bienestar, las ideas y por ende, el entusiasmo se desplazan desde los países ricos hacia los países en desarrollo. Las economías emergentes, tales como los 
BRICS, ya se encuentran en el centro de las decisiones políticas a nivel global, y la clase media de las naciones, incluido el 


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on May 14, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives










South-South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism. First online portal dedicated to SSC for sustainable development.

Mapping Multilateral Support to South-South Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards Collaborative Approaches. UNDP, 2011. Download PDF (English version) (Versión en Español)


IDB  Magazine - Regional Public Goods: An innovative approach to South-South Cooperation, 2014 version here in English and Spanish.

Using Knowledge Exchange for Capacity Development: What Works in Global Practice? KDI and The World Bank Institute



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