INASP partners with national library consortia to facilitate affordable access to research. INASP negotiates with publishers to provide researchers and libraries in developing countries with the research content they need at affordable prices.
INASP worked with national library consortia and equivalent bodies to strengthen the organisational effectiveness of library consortia, to enable them to play stronger roles nationally, and to represent national needs in relationships with publishers and other suppliers.
INASP was commissioned by the Evidence for HIV Prevention in Southern Africa (EHPSA) research programme to investigate demand for evidence use in HIV prevention policy for three vulnerable populations.
SPARKS enabled INASP and ACEPA to extend parliamentary learning exchange activities between the parliaments of Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe, to include Malawi and Kenya. The project used peer learning techniques inspired by the EIP's P2P Learning Guide.
The INASP/UNESCO grant collaboration encouraged partner and network countries to use Open Access Week to raise awareness of Open Access within the Global South, and showcase activities of universities and research institutions within developing and emerging countries.
The VakaYiko Consortium awarded seven grants to universities, think tanks and civil society organizations in Africa, Latin America and Asia to implement specific innovative approaches to strengthen the capacity for evidence use in policy making.
INASP worked with five African library schools to strengthen postgraduate curricula and teaching in library and information science, in order to ensure that professional librarians are able to deliver high quality services to support research and teaching.
The African Journals Online programme was initiated by INASP in order to raise the visibility of African journals and create a greater awareness of research carried out in Africa. Locally owned and managed since 2005, AJOL now hosts more than 500 African journals.
In order to increase access to and use of information by the public, INASP was asked to work with national and public library associations in Africa to enable the development of strategic and work plans, training and the research and publication of newsletters, reports and books.