Why 'co-creation' of knowledge is critical post-2015

Nicola Harrington-Buhay, deputy director of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Development Center talks with Devex about co-creating knowledge and facilitating honest dialogue around failure.

The post-2015 development agenda will soon move from concept to practice and policymakers and practitioners are hungry for knowledge to tackle the next 15 years of development challenges.

Where does this knowledge come from?

For Nicola Harrington-Buhay, deputy director of the Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Center, such knowledge should be co-created by developed and developing countries.

“The challenges of today and the challenges of tomorrow … are not sectoral. They’re multisectoral, they’re multidimensional,” Harrington-Buhay told Devex on the sidelines of the OECD Global Forum on Development in Paris.

Watch the clip above to hear Harrington-Buhay talk about how the OECD Development Center helps facilitate the “co-creation”of knowledge and honest dialogue around failure.

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    Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, DC, he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the United States, and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.