Namibia Regional Library Evaluation

The Government of Namibia recently launched new regional libraries – officially called Regional Study and Resource Centers (RSRCs) – to spearhead national improvements in reading, learning, and information access. With support from the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the regional libraries aim to provide tailored programs, ICTs, and information services that address surrounding communities’ most pressing needs. This performance evaluation will examine the first three regional libraries piloted in Namibia over a two-year period. The findings will inform ongoing operations at the first three regional libraries and help assess the efficacy of the donor’s grant activity. Furthermore, key recommendations will influence the design and implementation of up to ten other regional libraries planned to open across the country.




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People & Organizations

  • Project Team
  • Chris Coward, Senior Principal Research Scientist
  • Andrew Gordon, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy & Governance, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
  • Michelle Fellows, Research Analyst, Information School
  • Araba Sey, Principal Research Scientist, Information School
  • Chris Rothschild, Senior Research Scientist, Information School