KIP Glossary

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Advanced technology

"are systems and processes that adopt to and reflect the latest trends in addressing development challenges." (ADB. Facilitating Knowledge for Innovation and Technology Cooperation to Accelerate Development Project)



Deployment Phase

is the last phase of the knowledge immersion during which the Knowledge Expert launches the technology/process, completes user training and transfers knowledge to the Knowledge Client.

Design Phase

The second phase of the knowledge immersion during which the Knowledge Expert customizes the technology or process to fit the organization's needs.


“is a multidimensional undertaking to achieve a higher quality of life for all people.” (UN. Agenda for Development. 1997). 

As an organization, ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty


Familiarity Phase

The first phase of the knowledge immersion during which the Knowledge Expert gains an understanding of the organization's knowledge needs.


Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

is a broad range of electronic technologies that facilitate collaboration and connectivity.


"Innovation  is a complex, diverse, and multifaceted process. The term refers to new, significantly different products and processes that improve productivity and benefit users."  (ADB. 2020. Asian Development Outlook 2020 What drives innovation in Asia Special Topic: The Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak—An Update. Manila)

"This TA defines change as (something) that adds value to DMC clients." --ADB. 2019. Technical Assistance Concept Paper: Facilitating Knowledge for Innovation and Technology Cooperation to Accelerate Development. Manila.

KIP adapts the definition of the Economic Intelligence Unit: "Innovations have two main characteristics. First, innovations break the mould by applying knowledge is some novel way. Second, innovations are the result of a chain of events that starts with an original idea, invention or discovery, and then proceeds (usually in a chaotic manner) through prototype, construction, financing, customer demonstration, field trials, engineering, production, marketing and finally sales." (Economic Intelligence Unit. Innovation: Transforming the way business creates includes a global ranking of countries. London, New York, Hong Kong. 2007)








"is the understanding of relations and causalities that are important for improving the development effectiveness of interventions, building better business processes, and/or predicting the outcomes of business models." (Independent Evaluation Department. 2012. Knowledge Products and Services: Building a Stronger Knowledge Institution. Manila: ADB)


In KIP, knowledge refers to “understanding of and/or having skills to identify, develop, design, formulate, process, and implement” innovation and technology. --ADB (Department of Communications, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department and Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department and Strategy and Partnerships Department). 2019. Memo, Measuring Reporting and Recognizing KPS and KNS. Memorandum. 10 October (internal)

Knowledge Expert

is a consultant hired by KIP to provide ICT skills and knowledge needed by a Knowledge Client.

Knowledge Host

A government or non-profit organization in need of support from a Knowledge Expert with the necessary ICT  skills and knowledge to apply an innovative solution to a development problem.

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