Specific forms of organizational knowledge have emerged over time, establishing organizational identities and trajectories. Taking the example of two major development organizations, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme, the main focus of this project is on their understanding of development in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In order to reconstruct how the World Bank and UNDP have integrated the SDGs into their organizational profiles, the project investigates different forms of communication that these organizations employ to stabilize, legitimize and interact with their environment (such as documents, statistics, indicators, pictures etc.).
Keywords Development; Sustainable Development Goals; Organization Theory; World Bank; UNDP; Poverty; Communication; Trajectories