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Library Modernization in Georgia: Tech-Based, Human-Centered

This post is adapted from an article published in the Georgian Library Association Journal. 84 public libraries...

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IREX Launches Suite of Local Language Literacy Apps in Ethiopia

Local language literacy is critical, but reading materials are scarce. Kids just don’t have enough to...

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Creating local language materials through libraries in the Philippines

  The Philippines linguistic map is made up of 175 languages — 19 of them now taught...

How Libraries in Bangladesh Are Creating a Culture of Reading Beyond the Classroom

Bangladesh has made impressive progress over the past 15 years in improving the reach of its education...

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Three Ways Libraries Can Promote Mother Tongue Reading in the Philippines

For the past three years, the Philippines education system has been immersed in a transition from...

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Signing on and Scaling Up: Information Access in Georgia

As cities in the former Soviet Union continue the fast-track to modernity, surrounding rural areas are...

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With tablets and training, Bangladesh libraries attract new audiences for reading

As part of Beyond Access’ cooperation with Save the Children on the USAID-funded READ program in...

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Beyond Access Partner in Philippines receives Digital Literacy Award

The Urdaneta City Library has tacked on yet another award to its already impressive resume for...

How Myanmar’s Librarians Are Mobilizing for Voter Education

As Myanmar gears up for its upcoming elections, the country faces a challenge: After half a century under an authoritarian regime, many of Myanmar’s 30 million potential voters have never participated in a fair democratic election. Thousands of librarians are mobilizing to help their communities prepare. Some people do not even know that they are...

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Literacy in Ethiopia: Using Tech to Engage Community

This week, Beyond Access is hosting a literacy app hackathon in Addis Ababa. As we planned...

Connecting the Next 4 Billion: How Access to Information Underpins Every SDG

This is an excerpt of a piece originally published by Devex. Now that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been formally adopted by the United Nations, some who follow the process are pointing out that previous Millennium Development Goals were never achieved. So why would the outcome of the Sustainable Development Goals be any...

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Why it’s Crucial to Leverage Libraries for Access to Information in Myanmar

In September, IREX and Beyond Access partnered with IFLA and the New York Public Library to...

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