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...

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...

Two Librarians at the Center of Flood Relief Efforts in Myanmar

Myanmar is in the early stages of recovering from devastating floods that have displaced 384,900 households...

How Literacy Initiatives in Mozambique Can Reach More through Libraries

Mozambique is currently in the midst of a major campaign to increase early childhood literacy. Investments...

Why Senior Citizens Must be Part of the Information Society

About 10%-12% of the Philippines’ population — roughly 10 million people — migrates overseas for employment,...

Creating Community Space for Early Reading

Young children need time to develop reading skills and a welcoming environment in which to practice....

Why Collaborative Learning is Key to Building Digital Literacy

Every Saturday, a group of students gathers at an English language and resource center in Mandalay,...

Libraries and Open Data: Lessons from the Cartagena Data Festival

In April, I had the opportunity to speak on a panel about citizen engagement and accountability...

How One Village is Boosting its Connection to the Information Society

More than a place where you can study, or surf the internet, or register your marriage,...

Connecting Nepal’s Rural Communities with Disaster Services

This piece was originally published by our partner READ Global. Join them to help Nepal’s rural...

Connecting People and Community Services in Georgia

People in rural communities in Georgia often lack the opportunities and services to access information, government...

How Public Libraries Can Help Reduce Illiteracy

This post was contributed by Beyond Access partner organization EIFL. View the full article on EIFL’s...

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