National Book Policy Guidance

In every book supply chain, there are several important stakeholders, which all have their own interests and demands. Adapting a National Book Policy is important to harmonize and regulate the book industry and promote a book and reading culture. The formulation of a National Book Policy will also directly improve the levels of literacy and reading in the country.

National Book Policy Development Guidance is a proposed framework that identifies the various aspects connecting and harmonizing the cultural, industrial, commercial, and governmental factors in the access of books for all in line with the UNESCO’s National Book Policy initiative.

The challenge of developing a National Book Policy for a country is that it requires a global and specific knowledge of the book chain, from publishing to distribution, experience in several countries, in-depth technical knowledge of all the components of a book and an understanding of the improvement objectives targeted by the implementation of this Policy.   

The National Book Policy Development Guidance (NBPDG) proposes guidelines for ministries based on the information collected and analysed regarding the national policies, cultural influences, the local authors, printers, publishers, logistics, availability of raw materials such as paper and ink, the duty and tax structure, policies, laws and regulations as well as importation structure influencing the supply chain of Books in a country.

BlueTree Group assesses the below aspects to identify the advantages and flaws of the existing policies and use it to recommend organisations and ministries to open discussions with policy and decision-makers on the improvement of the book supply chain:

BTG formulates a guideline based on:

  • The book supply chain analysis in the country
  • The fiscal aspects influencing the book supply chain
  • Copyright policies and intellectual property rights
  • Procurement advises for sourcing of raw materials for local printing and publishing
  • Advise on book distribution tracking system
  • Stock and supply management systems

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BlueTree contributed to the delivery of millions of books to the hands of children across the globe.

MottMacdonald project Malawi

Malawi

Mott Macdonald | Technical Assistance
Ethiopia Creative Associates International

Ethiopia

Creative Associates International | Distribution Tracking Systems
Mozambique BlueTree Group

Mozambique

Creative Associates International | Capacity building & Training
Read@home Marshall Islands World Bank

Marshall Islands

World Bank Group | Book Supply Chain Assessment
Honduras Chemonics International BlueTree Group

Honduras

Chemonics International | Distribution Tracking Systems
Ghana FHI 360 BlueTree Group

Ghana

FHI 360 | Technical Assistance
Edukans Correctbook TWI

Ghana, Malawi, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

Correctbook, Edukans | Technical Assistance
MottMacdonald project Malawi

Malawi

Mott Macdonald | Technical Assistance
Ethiopia Creative Associates International

Ethiopia

Creative Associates International | Distribution Tracking Systems
Mozambique BlueTree Group

Mozambique

Creative Associates International | Capacity building & Training
Read@home Marshall Islands World Bank

Marshall Islands

World Bank Group | Book Supply Chain Assessment
Honduras Chemonics International BlueTree Group

Honduras

Chemonics International | Distribution Tracking Systems
Ghana FHI 360 BlueTree Group

Ghana

FHI 360 | Technical Assistance
Edukans Correctbook TWI

Ghana, Malawi, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

Correctbook, Edukans | Technical Assistance