By 2016, more than


will be trained by CODE in effective teaching strategies.

By 2016, over


will be stocking the shelves of 240 new reading corners and 5 libraries.

By 2016

locally published titles

will be printed and distributed to schools and community libraries.


Capacity Building for Stakeholders in the Textbook and Book Publishing Trades in Mali (PAGE) aims to improve the quality and availability of textbooks. Working with Agriteam and C2D, PAGE works with private publishers. The project also aims to strengthen the public-private partnership in textbook procurement. CODE provides technical assistance to authors, publishers and other stakeholders (editors, literary editors, illustrators, graphic artists, booksellers, distributors).

Country Stats

Capital: Bamako

Population: 14.5 million

Area: 1,240,192 km2

Where We Work: Ségou and Sikasso regions in the southern portion of Mali

Did you Know?

In 2013, the average girl’s formal education would end after only 7.5 years.

Recent News and Stories

CODE’s Winning Partnerships in Children’s Book PublishingApr 20, 2017CODE is incredibly proud to share that publishing house, Editions Ganndal – founded by Aliou Sow, CODE's Chef de projet on PAGE Mali, was named the winner of the grand prize of the best African publisher of youth books of the year at the full article...
International Development WeekFeb 06, 2017It’s #IDW2017! Time to reflect on why education is so vital and how we must work harder to ensure that ALL children get the opportunity — and the right — to learn. From Feb 5-11 celebrate Canada's contributions to int'l development & encourage full article...
Canadian launch of GEM ReportOct 07, 2016CODE is honoured to have been invited by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Global Affairs Canada to co-host the Canadian launch of the 2016 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report on Friday, Oct 28 at the Canada Council for the Arts in Ottawa. full article...
CODE’s International Literacy Day Annual Donor ReceptionSep 12, 2016An evening of thanks, milestones and the launch of Seeing is Believing 2017! More than 50 of CODE’s most loyal supporters braved the humidity last week to attend CODE’s annual donor reception. full article...


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