KM Models

Since knowledge management (KM) may mean different things to different people, presenting abstract ideas in a more concrete form can often help organizations and individuals come to a common understanding of what KM means in their specific context.

This section includes a number of conceptual frameworks, which can be useful tools for the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of KM activities. Since no one model is perfect for all organizations, a variety of conceptual frameworks are provided—both designed for health and other sectors.  The one pictured below is the Knowledge Management for Global Health Logic Model, developed by the Global Health Knowledge Collaborative Monitoring and Evaluation Task Team in 2013. The model showcases how KM program inputs, processes, and outputs work together to achieve intended health outcomes (Sullivan, 2015).

If you or your organization uses a conceptual model or framework that is not listed here, please share it with us. If you do not currently use one, you can use and/or adapt the models in this section to fit your organizational needs.