African Books Collective
NIGEL BILLANY , JANE KATJAVIVI , RUTH MKOTSI
African Books Collective (ABC) is a not for profit cultural organisation that markets and distributes African published scholarly and culture books in the North. It was established in 1989 as a self-help initiative by a group of 17 founder publishers and is registered in the UK as a company limited by guarantee. A Council of Management elected by the founder members from among the 105 participating publishers from all regions of Africa governs the collective. Its secretariat and UK/Europe outlet is based in Oxford (ABC/UK), and it has a Northern American outlet based in Michigan State University Press (ABC/MSUP). ABC's Strategic Plan 2002-2006 is supported by Hivos, Norad, and Sida. The evaluation is focusing on theis plan and its effects.