Agenda Knowledge for Development

Updated 1 October 2018

The Agenda Knowledge for Development is the result of a process covering more three  years, aimed at building a global knowledge partnership for the development of a peaceful, wealthy, inclusive and sustainable world. The first edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development was presented to the Knowledge for Development Summit, held in Vienna, Austria, on 14 October 2016. After review and further contributions, a second, revised edition was presented in Geneva, Switzerland, on 3-4 April 2017 at the Knowledge for Development: Global Partnership Conference 2017.

Third edition

A new edition of the Agenda was published on 27 September 2018. It features amended Knowledge for Development Goals and 130 personal statements.

As part of the Agenda Knowledge for Development, many leading individuals have contributed personal statements in which they have put forward their personal views and perspectives on knowledge societies, representing diversity and richness of ideas, ambitions, experiences and commitments. Although most of the statements have been contributed by leading experts, we also have a small number of contributions from individuals at the beginning of their professional working lives. Together, we share a vision of how knowledge and knowledge societies can contribute to an inclusive approach to human development.

To be inspired by the existing statements and Knowledge Development Goals, download the third edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development.

We would like to acknowledge with thanks the important contribution of Guenther Koch and Petra Herout to the first edition of the Agenda.

This edition and previous editions have been kindly designed and published with support from Helen Gillman and her team at the International Fund for Agricultural Development.