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Thanks for your thoughtful comments. The question of incentives is indeed a very important consideration. In our Post-Innovation Days workplan, we're looking very carefully as an institution at how we stimulate innovation within the Bank which is closely tied to taking measured risks. Unless we're willing to make mistakes, we're unlikely to learn from them. Unfortunately, there are no short-cuts to innovation. IDEO for example, tried several internal knowledge management cum social networking platforms. I understand 4 of them failed. Each time they painstakingly learned what wasn't working and why staff didn't use them. The Tube they currently use is a 5th generation tool that staff feel adds value to their work and captures their corporate knowledge more effectively. http://www.ideo.com/thinking/focus/social-impact/ I don't know much about SCOOP but we certainly can't give up if it's not working in its first iteration. The trick is try fast, fail fast, learn fast, improve. That's what is happening around us and that's what we have to learn how to do. You mention the semantic web. Tim Berners-Lee, one of the early founders of the web, gave a fascinating TED talk on the possibilities of "linked data" http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_berners_lee_on_the_next_web.html He talks of a virtual world that is comprised primarly of segregated offline databases. He speaks passionately about the possibilities of raw data coming online in ways that link data for multiplinary purposes, like combining genomics data and protein data to address Alzaheimer's. Imagine linking climate data with povety data and seeing links with WB project data. It certainly would give us another way to think about what we do and where we do it. There are already advanced examples of the semantic web which we would do well to notice. Efforts such as dbpedia, a project aimed at extracting structured information from Wikipedia, and OpenStreetMap, an editable map of the world. These are the communities we can start connecting with in an effort to amplify the impact we can have. If knowledge is core to who we are and what we do going forward, these are the tools that can help us.