A Guide to Effective Costing of Storybooks in the Global South
Good Stories Don't Grow on Trees
The report aims to raise awareness of the various costs that go into producing and translating storybooks, and of the relationship between investment and quality. The authors point out that the long-term sustainability of local-language publishing requires that the costs involved in producing openly licensed resources be met fairly, using financial models that will enable people to establish, grow and maintain effective content creation organizations. Key sections cover: storybook models, cost drivers and variables; and content producer costs. Appendices describe the work of The Asia Foundation, BookBox, Book Dash, Saide's African Storybook Initiative, StoryWeaver from Pratham Books, Sub-Saharan Publishers, and Ubongo.
Information and Communication Technology
Technology-Based Innovations to Improve Early Grade Reading Outcomes in Developing Countries
Reading & Literacy
Beyond Access: Effective Reading for All and the Early Grade Reading Assessment