Eligibility for access to Research4Life

Institutions in two list of countries areas and territories (Group A and Group B) are eligible to join Research4Life based on five factors:

Learn more about the criteria.

Countries, areas and territories


Core Offer countries, areas and territories

Group A (free access)

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • 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
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


Group B (low-cost access)

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan1
  • Belarus1
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo (in accordance with Security Council resolution 1244 (1999))
  • Libya
  • Maldives

 

  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)1
  • Viet Nam
  • West Bank and Gaza Strip

1 New/Reinstated in 2019

Refugee Camps recognized by UNRWA or categorized by UNHCR as “planned/managed camps” are eligible for free Research4Life access regardless of their geographical location.

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 Core Offer, a small set of content is available through the Transitional Path Offer.

Transitional Path Offer


Country Offers

Content offered by publishers to institution categories within countries, areas and territories

For publisher’s content not available through the country offers of Research4Life, you may wish to check for access through other initiatives.