The papers in this issue sketch where KM4Dev is heading as a discipline, and what opportunities and challenges KM4Dev practitioners could be facing in the coming years. The editors found that they converged in emphasising the entrepreneurial nature of KM. The aspects that run through almost all the papers in this issue include the need to think strategically and starting with "why": our mandate as KM4Dev practitioners is to ensure KM activities are integrated into the core business (or organisations) and support their overarching goals. If we don’t do so, our interventions will not be fully appreciated. In the most extreme scenario, our positions will be cut in the next round of cost cutting.