What do you know? Centering knowledge generation and sharing to transform evaluation systems - AEA22 poster resources

A collection of knowledge management (KM) and communities of practice (CoP) online resources compiled bv Alice Macfarlan (BetterEvaluation Knowledge Platform Manager, GEI) and Maurya West Meiers (IEG).


Knowledge management communities and online resources

Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev): A global community of practice of primarily international development practitioners interested in KM and knowledge sharing theory, practice and related matters.

KM World: Includes a community (association), journal, conference – plus more.

Stan Garfield’s KM Website: Extensive list of Knowledge Management (KM) resources from author Stan Garfield.

WBG Community of Practice Toolkit: A resource kit with a collection of practical tools that you can use to design, develop and manage impactful Communities of Practice (CoPs).

CDC Communities of Practice Guide: CDC guides on planning, launching and sustaining CoPs, and evaluating CoPs.

CDC Communities of Practice Resource Kit: A list of downloadable resources related to setting up a CoP, geared towards the health industry but easily adapted to other sectors.

FeverBee's Beginner's Guide to Community Management: Provides a background about community management, recommendations for tools and software, and discusses day-to-day operations.

Online Community Toolkit (Full Circle Associates): A collection of articles for anyone thinking about building or hosting an online community.

APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center): Works in benchmarking, best practices, process and performance improvement, and knowledge management (KM). They provide a number of KM resources and hold a relevant conference.

CoP Wikipedia Page: Provides a background on CoPs, and many links to works of KM authors.

HowDo - Community of practice training: Learn how to use communities of practice to capture, store and transmit knowledge.

The 90-9-1 Rule for Participation Inequality in Social Media and Online Communities: Discusses the ‘participation inequality’ in online communities, and how to address this.

Books and journals

Handbook of Community Management: A Guide to Leading Communities of Practice (Stan Garfield, 2020)

Learning in Communities: Understanding Communities of Practice in the development sector. (Aditi Sethi 2017)

Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities (Etienne Wenger, Nancy White, and John D. Smith, 2009)

Communities of practice: A brief introduction (Etienne Wenger, 2011)

Building Successful Communities of Practice (Emily Webber, 2016)

Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity (Etienne Wenger, 1999)

Knowledge Management for Development Journal

Knowledge Management (KM) Communities of Practice (CoP)

KM4Dev Community of Practice and Listserv: A good place to connect with others working on KM, especially those working in international development.

Stan Garfield’s List of KM CoPs: A list of many CoPs from Stan Garfield.

Evaluation Communities of Practice

Peregrine Community

Footprint Evaluation Community



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