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Technical Assistance

blueTree Group has implemented the book chain improvement Technical Assistance in the following projects:

Ethiopia, for USAID funded READ II project, from 2018 - current. The focus is on analysis, printing and distribution of EGR teaching and learning materials, including supporting the design and implementation of capacity building efforts with the MOE and project staff for cost-efficient materials production at all appropriate levels of the materials production book chain. bTG is also implementing a Track & Trace pilot.

Honduras, for USAID funded Avanzando con Libros (ACL) project, 2018 – current. Based on the book supply chain gap analysis, the Technical Assistance includes developing and implementing a Track & Trace system for textbook and supplementary reading material procurements and deliveries, training the ministry of education and partner groups in how to use the Track & Trace system and managing the textbook supply chain.

Mozambique, for the USAID funded Vamos Ler! project, 2016-2020. The focus of this project is on developing materials development- and distribution plans, assisting the project in print and distribution procurement activities; and building local capacity through workshops on best practices of the development of reading materials. This also includes the provision of technical support in the implementation of a Track & Trace pilot.

Ghana, for USAID Partnership for Education: Learning Activity, 2017 – 2018. This focused on developing and implementing a state-of-the-art plan for procurement, production and distribution of Pupil Books and Teacher’s Guides.

Morocco, Reading for success - National Program for Reading, 2017 – 2018. This included the development of the official specifications for teaching and learning resources based on pedagogical and economic criteria.

Malawi, for the USAID funded Early Grade Reading Improvement Activity (MERIT), 2016-2017. This focused on developing local desktop publishing capacity as well as providing print and distribution procurement support.

Malawi, for the USAID funded Early Grade Reading Improvement Activity (MERIT), 2013-2016. This included building Ministry capacity in book value chain management; print procurement support; building local print capacity which was doubled while automated binding was introduced; policy review and development which resulted in the adoption of a revised national textbook policy (the GMTLM); and donor harmonization in book provision. 

We also delivered Technical Assistance: 

  • included in support for the MERIT program for the All Children Reading Grand Challenge on Tracking and Tracing books, pilot in Malawi in 2016.
  • in print procurement for Tusome Project, Kenya
  • to the local printer Printec in partnerships and investment opportunities, Rwanda and to GNCZ, Zambia.