Books for Asia is the leading provider of donated information resources in the region. Each year, the programme reaches thousands of institutions in 20 Asian countries, connecting students, educators, and local and national leaders with the knowledge they need to improve lives and expand opportunities. Through donations and technology initiatives, we help to infuse young students with an early love of reading essential for literacy; build knowledge in the business, legal, and science professions; sharpen vocational and research ability; and enhance much needed English-language skills to compete in the global economy. Elsevier founded a new partnership in 2016, looking for an organ to collaborate with that targeted Asian developing countries.
"Professionals in developing Asia often lack the information they need to be effective — sometimes it's a lack of hard currency to purchase high-quality books, limited internet connectivity, or simply a lack of awareness of resources that could assist them. Books for Asia is thrilled to be working with Elsevier to help to overcome this barrier and provide leading science, health, and technology titles to deserving institutions throughout the region."