The objective of this paper is to look beyond the knowledge industry to recognise the place of other knowledge cultures in a collective inquiry about the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of knowledge for development (K4D). The central contention of this paper is to look not only at the industry of knowledge (overwhelmingly brought forward by development aid) but also at the environment in which all knowledge cultures co-exist and jointly shape the results of development initiatives of any kind. Arguably, this journey around what we would like to call the knowledge ecology will give a clearer picture of promising efforts to assess the role of knowledge for development.

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