WHAT ARE THE TOOLS AND INSTRUMENTS OF KNOWLEDGE SHARING?
The key instruments for mutual learning are:
- Peer learning
- Learning loops
- Collaborative Dialogues
- Knowledge Sharing Platforms
FOCUS: LEARNING LOOPS
Learning loops are a more recent approach for the OECD and its knowledge sharing concept. They serve as an essential instrument for learning from policy concepts and implementation jointly with emerging and developing economies and together with external agencies as knowledge partners on the ground. A feature of feedback loops that goes beyond common OECD procedures or policy dialogues is the continuity of dialogues with actors in a country or region and the collaboration with practitioners and their different complementary knowledge.
The improvement of the OECD’s project tools and the establishment of learning loops will be part of the innovation (pilots and collaborative projects). Learning Loops through knowledge sharing platforms is being developed by the OECD as a key part of the KSA’s interactive collaboration model, fostering:
- increased horizontal collaboration between the OECD directorates (multi-disciplinary and multi-dimension);
- increased knowledge sharing with emerging and developing countries on equal footing;
- new approaches through complementarity in knowledge sharing with bi- and multilateral agencies working on the ground.