Hinari Eligibility

Hinari Core Offer includes two groups of countries, areas, or territories (Group A and Group B)

Local, not-for-profit institutions in two groups of countries, areas, or territories may register for access to the publications through the Core Offer of Hinari. The country lists are based on five factors: Total GNI (World Bank figures), GNI per capita (World Bank figures), United Nations Least Developed Country (LDCs) List, Human Development Index (HDI) and Healthy Life Expectancy (HALE).

  • Eligible categories of institutions are: national universities, professional schools (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, dentistry), research institutes, teaching hospitals and healthcare centers, government offices, national medical libraries and local non-governmental organizations. All staff members and students are entitled to access the information resources.
  • If your institution is in a Group A (free access) country, area, or territory, then Hinari is free. If your institution is in a Group B (low-cost access) country, area, or territory, Hinari costs US$ 1500 per institution per calendar year (from January through December). All eligible institutions registering from Group B countries, areas, or territories will receive a six month trial without payment.
  • If your institution is in a Group B (low-cost access) country, area, or territory, and cannot or chooses not to pay the annual fee, the institution will still be eligible for free access to a small number of information resources.

Core Offer countries, areas and territories

Group A (free access)

Afghanistan
Angola
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cabo Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic People's Republic of
  Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Honduras
Iraq 2
Kenya
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria 2
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
São Tome and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tajikistan
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tokelau
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Republic of Tanzania
Uzbekistan 2
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Group B (low-cost access)

Albania
Algeria
Argentina
Armenia
Belize1
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Cook Islands
Dominica
Ecuador3
El Salvador
Fiji
Gabon
Georgia
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
Jordan
Kosovo (in accordance with Security
  Council resolution 1244 (1999))
Libya
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mongolia
Montenegro
Nauru
Niue
Palau
Paraguay
Republic of Moldova 1
Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Seychelles
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Syrian Arab Republic 1
The former Yugoslav Republic of
  Macedonia
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkmenistan3
Ukraine
West Bank and Gaza Strip

Refugee Camps categorized by UNHCR as “planned/managed camps” are eligible for free Hinari access regardless of their geographical location.

1Moving from Group B to Group A in 2017
2Moving from Group A to Group B in 2017
3Graduating from Core Offer in 2017

This list of countries, areas, and territories is intended for use by the Research4Life partnership only. Given the specific nature of the design of this list which incorporates factors relevant to our public-private-partnership, we recommend that anyone seeking a list of countries fitting certain criteria should consult original United Nations, UNDP, and World Bank data.


For countries, areas, and territories that no longer meet the eligibility criteria of the Hinari Core Offer, a small set of content is available through the Transitional Path Offer of Hinari


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