Background

Knowledge SUCCESS is USAID’s 5 – year flagship global Knowledge Management project. Knowledge SUCCESS is using the latest learnings from behavioral science and design thinking to make knowledge management easy, attractive, salient and timely. The project is a consortium of four partners namely; Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP); the lead partner, Amref Health Africa, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and FHI 360. The new project builds on the success of CCP’s Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project, which was known for many products, including Family Planning Voices, the Global Health eLearning Center, the Global Health: Science and Practice journal, the popular Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers, Photoshare and K4Health toolkits.

Knowledge management is being used consistently to improve performance, systems and policies by collecting, curating and adapting the latest evidence and best practices on family planning, reproductive health and other global health areas into tools that make it easy to share with the people on the ground who need it.

Project Objectives

To apply behavioral science and design thinking to develop knowledge management products in order to enable the global, regional and national FP stakeholders to easily access and efficiently use the products.

To support and influence knowledge brokers by infusing knowledge management within global FP partnerships (FP 2020, IBP) and technical working groups (TWGs) and to also strengthen knowledge management within the regional FP partnerships.

To nurture learning, sharing and adapting by strengthening knowledge management capacity to improve knowledge management skill, to create KM governance structures and to enhance coordinating structures and KM champion institutions.

Expected outcomes

  • Critical, high-quality FP/RH knowledge made available and accessible.
  • Knowledge exchange and collaboration brokered and supported.
  • Sustainable capacity strengthened for knowledge sharing and for collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA)

Donor & Region

The project focuses on East Africa and is funded by USAID.