The Advancement of Librarianship in the Third World (ALP)
The Advancement of Librarianship in the Third World Programme (ALP) is one of the five core programmes of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) which was established as an organization in 1927 and has its headquarters in the Hague. Globally, IFLA (and by association ALP) aims to undertake activities which will promote the fulfillment of theoretical and practical objectives in all fields of library activity. The effort was to provide a spectrum of both quantitative and qualitative information on which to base assessment. The evaluation attempted to maximize a participatory approach through meetings and discussions with all the relevant parties.