Presentation on theme: "Bringing Global Portable Knowledge to Development Accessing International Transportation Information Resources Worldwide July 29-August 1, 2001 St. Petersburg,"— Presentation transcript:
Bringing Global Portable Knowledge to Development Accessing International Transportation Information Resources Worldwide July 29-August 1, 2001 St. Petersburg, Florida USA
The World Bank Group: Countries & Regions Europe & Central Asia Latin America & the Caribbean Middle East & N. Africa South Asia Africa East Asia & the Pacific 10,000 staff members in over 100 countries
Projects under Preparation FY00-01 90 Projects under Supervision FY00 180 Sector & Other Work 35 Total Commitments Portfolio Commitments Approx. US$3-5 billion/p.a. US$20 billion. Transport at the World Bank
WB Knowledge: Mission and objectives improve the identification, design and implementation of donor-financed projects and programs facilitate the economic and social development of the World Banks developing and transition member countries, and generally promote sound transport policies worldwide
Target Audiences World Bank staff consultants working directly for the World Bank government officials in client countries, partner institutions staff in other donor agencies academic and professional organizations, researchers, and students commercial organizations
Basic Principle: Global and Portable meet the needs of sector specialists, as well as generalists outside the transport sector accessible on an unrestricted basis from anywhere in the world through the worldwide web, e-mail, CDs, and other media based on global good practice from industrialized, developing and transition countries
Management Five regional transport operational units (and field offices), supported by secretariat Transport Sector Boardwith representatives from across World Bank Thematic Groupsgenerate knowledge and animate knowledge sharing Ports, rail, aviation and logistics Rural Transport and Highways Economics and Sector Policy Urban Transport Senior staff in secretariat act as animators and provide technical leadership
technical knowledge lessons from transport lending databases selected terms of reference related transport Web sites partnership information discussion spaces information on training and events Knowledge Resources All available on-line at www.worldbank.org/transport
accessible by phone or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)email@example.com supports the work of the transport sector staff and clients assist users find their way around the sectors existing knowledge resources when a question relates to an issue not included in current knowledge resources, and the question appears likely to produce lessons of wider applicability, the Help Desk will attempt to find the answer Transport Sector Helpdesk
Electronic distribution lists facilitates technical exchanges between World Bank staff and with outside resource persons Acts as virtual network for gathering tacit knowledge, vehicle for sharing global information, and rapid response help desk In-House. internal electronic network confined to World Bank staff. External. external network consisting of technical specialists outside the World Bank Electronic Knowledge Sharing
Knowledge ResourcesPublications WB Working and Technical Papers Infrastructure Notes Topic Notes and Viewpoints Publications CD--Fifty-five World Bank publications dealing with transport have been placed on a CD in a searchable PDF format. The CD contains frequently used transport reference material and key readings. Copies are provided free to staff and field offices Our clients depend on paper copiesbut are increasing able to use CDs. Internet access is still expensive or difficult for most.
The World Bank InfoShop (firstname.lastname@example.org); Available electronically or in hard copy through the Transport Help Desk; From a public library worldwide (WB repository library system) Other knowledge resources
Summary To have impact, knowledge must be global and portable Globalrepresents the latest knowledge from around the world Portablestaff and clients can access it in a timely manner from wherever they are in the world Key instruments è Electronic mediaincluding virtual discussions and networks è Helpdesk è World Wide Web è Publicationspaper and electronic
Public-Private Partnerships: Global Road Safety Partnership: http://www.grsproadsafety.org Global Facilitation Partnership for Transportation and Trade: www.worldbank.org/html/fpd/transport/ports/tr_facil.htm Transport at the World Bank www.worldbank.org/transport www.ifc.org/infrastructure/transport/index.html www.miga.org For more information:
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