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.
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.
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.