Printer Nepal

vignettechnicalassistance Technical Assistance

To build a sustainable book chain in different developing countries, one size does not fit all. It is important to tailor make the Technical Assistance according to the needs of the client, taking into account local realities, building on the opportunities and working to overcome the challenges.  

Technical training of printers and procurers
To improve graphic knowledge and skills of the demand and supply side, we provide technical training to both printers and procurers in the form of four modules addressing the process of book development in a developing country context.
 
Individual support to printers
After evaluating their capacity and operations, we support local printers to (re)write their business plans and investment strategies and help them to address managerial and operational challenges. This enables the printers to produce affordable, quality books in the most efficient way. We underscore the importance of collaboration amongst local printers and provide a platform for collaboration and consultation.

Policy review and development
We map out the policy environment and support local stakeholders in creating a policy environment that boosts the development of a healthy book chain. Various policies can have a considerable impact on the functioning of the book chain. These include the National Textbook Policy, the country’s import policy with regard to finished books and raw materials to locally produce books as well as the country’s language policy.
 
Support for publishing and distribution
blueTree Group guides suppliers of content, printers and distribution partners to establish an efficient bookchain.

Program support
We deliver hands on support for the implementation of the client’s project. We assist in cost efficient book development, procurement and introducing standard procedures and timelines. This way the program benefits from a best value offer in print from both the local and international market. This ensures a short term Return on Investment for the program’s book component.