Partners help the Open Learning Campus (OLC) achieve scale and impact by promoting shared value propositions, bridging cultural and geographical gaps and disseminating learning through existing spaces. For instance, partner institutions recognize the demand for World Bank Group courses and offer insights on how to customize content to better meet learners’ local needs and contexts and maximize development impact.
The OLC also benefits greatly from donor partners. In particular, the Government of Korea and Korean institutions have played a vital role in the development of the OLC through their financial support and sharing of Korea’s own development experiences, which has enriched many of the courses.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim envisions a “Solutions Bank” in which development solutions are found by pooling the institution’s knowledge with that of its partners and clients.
In coming years, the OLC will engage external partners to explore both in-kind and financial support for scaling up learning. This support could include funding; providing expertise in content areas; connecting to new partners to disseminate, localize, or translate content; and expanding the scale of the OLC’s services.
Currently, the OLC's learning products are delivered through regional and country partner institutions. Over time, aggregating and curating content and using feedback from partner institutions will help raise the overall quality and effectiveness of the OLC, while making learning design and delivery more cost-effective.