Criteria for Project Partners
Overview of general criteria for project partners
Thematically and geographically relevant
Needs based intervention
Well established local organisation
Anchored in the community where the project is carried out
Organisation with resources
and capacity to carry out the project/manage and deliver the results
with partners relevant to implementation /achievement of results
Make strategic use of ICT
capacity, financial and organisational
Assesment processWhen assesing project proposals, we place emphasis on projects that are:
Thematically and geographically relevant for SPIDER programme outcomes 2015-2019.
SPIDER works in three thematic areas, education, health, and transparency and accountability.
Feasible in execution and result-oriented with realistic outcomes and measurable indicators, both qualitative and quantitative.
We follow the Results Based Management (RBM) approach;
Projects will have an identified need that will give measurable outcomes and replicable results.
Initiated and run by reliable local organizations. SPIDER prioritizes supporting local organizations directly.
Collaborations with non-local organisations is based on strategic overlap in organisational mandates.
ICT as a tool
Clearly incorporate the use of ICT as a tool for development project implementation and results.
Primarily implemented by a well-established local organisation that have experience and capacity to deliver project results where challenges have been identified.
Ensure local ownership through a bottom up approach by involving relevant stakeholders and target groups/key groups
ICT4D must go beyond providing equipment and training to a few individuals and should be integrated into the project implementation and have lasting results.
Managed by credible and sustainable organisations with good financial management record
Well positioned in a collaborative network, to reach wider audiences/stakeholders, source necessary expertise and diverse funding/ co-funding
Able to demonstrate how the project results will be sustained beyond funding period
SPIDER doesn't support
Projects submitted by individuals
Pure infrastructure deployment projects
Projects that are focused on purchasing standalone equipment (equipment that is part of the project and necessary to produce the results are welcomed)
Projects that have already started or requests for core funding
Cross-cutting themesFocus that goes across SPIDER thematic areas
Rights based approach
(Social differentiation based on sexuality, ethnicity, age, religious affiliations often strengthen social imbalances and skewed distribution of resources)
Increased access to ICT
+ Security and Integrity
SPIDER works with a Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) and Result Based Management (RBM) is the methodology our organisation has adopted throughout our programme. All of SPIDER’s work is guided by national and international development priorities, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) practically linked to our programme implementation. We follow the Digital Principles.
Our programme results are prepared, monitored and and managed by stages in a tailored PRINCE2 project management structure. Part of our work includes capacity building partner organisations in parts/all of the aforementioned.
SPIDER will fund result follow up and baseline studies and these will be outsourced to organisations who work specifically with monitoring and evaluation or research organisations. Funds for these activities will be provided separately.