Managing knowledge

Developing systems for knowledge management

Knowledge management focuses on the processes and the people involved in creating, sharing and leveraging knowledge among science, communities, resource managers and policy makers. Information management, in contrast, is more concerned with establishing processes and systems to gather, organise, summarise and package information, including its timely delivery to the right decision makers for the situation involved.


There is a lot of value creation as societies move away from production and distribution toward a knowledge society. The new knowledge industries have created a shift toward accelerating the process of discovery—it is now and always up to society to decide how this new knowledge is going to be used.

Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal