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Good Practices

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A common misperception is that good practices can ''live'' in a database. In other words, once identified and stored in a database, they can be retrieved by anyone and from anywhere, in order to be ''replicated'' in similar contexts and situations. The problem with such thinking is that it sees good practices as objects that are not process- and context-bound, which is what they are. Good practices are not objects, and can not quite be captured in documents, because they can not be understood unless in the process or context of the bigger system within which they take place. It is more useful to think of good practices as patterns which, whilst being context-specific, can also transcend their context and be useful to finding solutions to similar or entirely different challenges and problems. Such a transcending of contexts happens as good practices are shared within communities and as part of other peer-to-peer relationships. Then, the good practice patterns are understood and opportunities for using the same approaches are identified at best.

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  • Nadejda Loumbeva (nadejda.loumbeva (at) fao.org)
  • Sophie Treinen, FAO (sophie.treinen[at]fao.org)

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