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Developing World Initiatives

SAGE Publications is pleased to offer access to hundreds of our research journals to institutions in developing countries for free or at a greatly reduced price. In recent years we have sought and established partnerships with a growing number of important global initiatives to ensure that students, researchers and policy makers in the poorest nations have access to the latest leading peer-reviewed research in science, medicine and the social sciences.

Research4Life

Research4Life programs (HINARI, AGORA, OARE, and ARDI) are a key source of scientific information in the areas of health, agriculture and the environment for developing countries.

The Research4Life programs are unique, cooperative public-private partnerships (PPPs) between UN agencies, STM publishers, universities and university libraries, philanthropic foundations and technology partners.

HINARI

HINARI

The HINARI program, set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Over 3000 journal titles are now available to 4,000 health institutions in 1008 countries, benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improved world health.

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AGORA

Agora Program

The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of 1278 journals to institutions in 108 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world.

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OARE

Oare Access

Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), an international public-private consortium coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Yale University, and leading science and technology publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of environmental science research. Over 1,300 peer reviewed titles owned and published by over 340 prestigious publishing houses and scholarly societies are now available in more than 108 low income countries.

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ARDI

ARDI

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, the ARDI program seeks to:

  • reinforce the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy; and
  • support researchers in developing countries in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level.
Currently, 12 publishers provide access to over 200 journals for 107 developing countries through the ARDI program.


INASP

INASP

INASP works to enable global communication, knowledge and networks. Their programmes currently focus on strengthening research communication, with particular emphasis needs of developing and emerging countries. INASP’s goal is to contribute to sustainable and equitable development through innovation, advocacy, networking and capacity strengthening.

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The Journal Donation Project

The Journal Donation Project

The Faculty of the New School University in New York launched The Journal Donation Project in 1990. The principal objective of the Project is to assist in rebuilding major research and teaching libraries in countries that have fallen victim to political or economic deprivation through the provision of current subscriptions and back volume sets of English language scholarly, professional and current events journals.

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The eIFL Foundation

The eIFL Foundation

The eIFL Foundation supports the wide availability of electronic resources for library users in developing countries by helping to negotiate the creation of library consortia across multiple countries. SAGE currently has deals with Palestinian Territories, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Macedonia through this program.