O Repositório do Conhecimento do Ipea (RCIpea) é vencedor do prêmio: Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards 2015

certificado2The Institute for Applied Economic Research, or Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (Ipea), as it is known in Brazil, is a public foundation linked to the Brazilian Presidency. Its research activities aid the government in planning and implementing public policies. Ipea´s Knowledge Repository (RCIpea) is a very useful KM initiative that allows users inside and outside the organization to access the institute’s intellectual capital. The repository is an online portal designed to preserve and manage the institute’s organizational memory. RCIpea contains more than documents (a document management system), data (database), or records (a record management system). It also contains valuable knowledge comprised of the combination of the organization’s tacit and explicit knowledge based on Ipea’s researchers’ unique experiences in terms of conducting social studies research. Researchers’ tacit knowledge has been stored in the repository through videos where researchers share their own lessons learned and best practices.The RCIpea allowed the institute to make explicit part of the researchers’ tacit knowledge. Today, the institute’s tacit and explicit knowledge are organized and stored in a structured way. Moreover, this knowledge can now be disseminated using patterns of international interoperability, allowing internal and external access to Ipea’s knowledge base. The implementation of RCIpea shows that it is possible to implement a KM framework, a KM method, and a KM practice in an integrated way. The KM Framework for the Brazilian Public Administration designed by Fábio Ferreira Batista is the foundational theory, developed through a literature review covering KM frameworks in the public sector (Batista, 2012). Following this decision, a KM Plan was draft based on an implementation method for that purpose. The main focus was the implementation of a repository to eliminate knowledge gaps and to improve organizational performance


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