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.
A pilot project, working with National Research and Education Networks– national providers of academic and research IT services, known as NRENs - to improve campus networks and to strengthen the ability of NRENs to provide on-going support and training.
INASP was contracted to advise on the development of survey tools, and to provide expert review and quality assurance to the final reports of an evaluation of DFID's online research portals and repositories.
INASP co-facilitated a training workshop in Jordan on achieving policy impact, contributing to a key output for Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s MENA Policy Links programme: “Policy analysis that is evidence-based, accessible and focused on relevant issues... in the region"
The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) is a partnership-based e-learning initiative that aims to enable development practitioners to acquire skills, competences, behaviours and attitudes in knowledge sharing and information management.
A national-level, intensive, capacity development and training programme on online information access and use for health sector librarians, researchers and professionals within Vietnamese universities with health focused programmes and research activities.
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.
INASP negotiated with academic publishers for country-wide access to a selection of over 5,500 full-text on-line journals and an additional 12,500 titles for document delivery via the British Library academies in Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
INASP developed a practical workshop for Commonwealth scholars studying in the UK, to highlight the resources available to them when they return to their home institutions and encourage them to be champions for the work of their institutional libraries in enabling access.