We are an international effort involving multiple stakeholders working to transform book development, procurement, and distribution to ensure that no child is without books. Our mission is to guarantee that children everywhere have the books and learning materials they need to learn to read and read to learn. By drawing together the largest public-sector investors, the Alliance can ensure that every dollar of public funds is well invested for today – in low cost, high-quality books – and for tomorrow by strengthening private publishers who will sustain the supply of books.
The Alliance’s work will be overseen by a Secretariat, which will draw on leaders, staff, and experts seconded or supported by its members.
Harnessing the full potential of books to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal for Quality Education requires both a strong supply of and demand for books. The Alliance seeks to build a robust ecosystem in which organizations efficiently provide high-quality books to the communities, schools, and children that demand them.