SPIDER Project Result Follow-up

Results follow up on projects supported by SPIDER
Each Spider project has an integrated research component that will provide quality assurances or checks at periodic stages of the project. This ensures the participation of the target groups, whose opinions and objections can be valuable input to the ensuing stages of the implementation process.

What this also means is that monitoring and evaluating the project takes place during and after the project life-cycle. An integrated research approach entails baseline studies and needs assessments of the target groups that will benefit from the initiative.

Results from the baseline and needs assessment serve as bench marks for evaluating the impact of the initiative through the project life-cycle and beyond. Researchers and/or Monitoring and Evaluation experts from partner countries are commissioned to carry out the results follow up.

Results from projects

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Digital Health Information and Services in Rwanda

Babyl Rwanda and Viamo provides health information and services through mobile phones. 

The research supporting implementation researched how the service is used and what the users think of the solution.


E-Learning and Multimedia Technology for Mathematics and Basic Health education in Nakivale Refugee Camp

This project implemented by Mbarara University of Science and Technology works with an e-learning solution for teachers and pupils in Nakivale refugee settlement.

Researchers made a baseline study to investigate the learning enviroments in the settlement’s six schools as well as the overall situation for pupils.

Mathematics and Language through the use of ICT

World Vision Bolivia has trained teachers in three schools in Potosí to use ICT for language and mathematic education in primary schools.

Researchers following the implementation has studied what both teachers and pupils think of using ICTs in the classrooms, and found some suggestions for improvements.

Open Data to Monitor SDGs in the Lower Mekong Region

Open Development Mekong collects data to track and follow up 5 of the SDG goals in the Mekong region. 

The research supporting this implementation has identified various risks and mitigation strategies associated with working with open data within each country as well as a collaborating region.


Digital African Health Library

Clinicians in most parts of Africa operate in an information poor and resource constrained environment. Digital African Health Library uses smart phones to make large amounts of information in the palm of their hand.

The research supporting implementation investigated how increased access to decision support changes practices and what types of resources are mostly used.

Introducing the iReady projects in Burundi and Mozambique

The iReady projects focus on young persons living with or affected by HIV and Aids in Burundi and Mozambique. 

SPIDER research programme has made baseline studies to inform the projects on the needs of project participants.

Media for Transparency and Accountability in Uganda

The media plays several integral roles in achieving transparency and accountability in the private and public sectors. Media reports allow citizens to gain more access to information and to follow on-going discussions in the public corridors.

Mobile Health for Improved Maternal and Child Health Services Utilisation

Maternal health is about ensuring the wellbeing of mothers during pregnancy, delivery and two months following delivery. SPIDER is supporting a project called “Mobile Health for Improved Maternal and Child Health Services Utilisation” that is implemented by AMREF Ethiopia.

Open Development Myanmar (ODMM)

SPIDER has been supporting a project called Open Development Myanmar (ODMM) which is implemented by Phandeeyar – a technology community hub designed to support social innovation, civic technology and ICT for development in Myanmar.

mCare Project

The mCare project, implemented by mPower Social Enterprises Ltd aims to reduce maternal mortality and child mortality which results from untimely and insufficient antenatal and postnatal care (ANC and PNC) of pregnant mothers in rural areas of Bangladesh.

e-Participation in Kenya and Uganda

ToroDev’s project aims to mainstream active electronic citizens’ participation to influence governance processes in Uganda and Kenya.

Implementing Open Access Policies

In 2016 EIFL engaged with East African Universities to create and implement Open Access Policies. Open Access publishing has increased as a result.

Let's Learn to Teach using ICT -Capacity Building Teachers

The result follow up studies the impact integration of ICT has on teaching methods and learning for 11 schools in La Paz, Bolivia.

ICT4D Incubator Work: InSTEDD and KAPE

ICT4D Solution Incubator Cambodia works to assist CSOs and grassroot organisations to effectively and strategically use ICTs in their outreach.

Digitalising Uganda Sign Language

Today there is no digital resource to learn Uganda sign language. UNAD and SPIDER have partnered to change this. Baseline studies shows the limited use of ICT in the Ugandan deaf community.

Women's socio-economic empowerment and ICTs

Findings from this project show that ICTs amplify voices of citizens and increase awareness and participation of women in leadership and other public affairs, but there are challenges.

Improving literacy and numeracy skills among refugee children

University of Dododma uses ICT to improve the teaching of primary school children in Nyarusugu refugee camp in Kigoma, Tanzania.

The baseline study team have investigated literacy and numeracy skills among pupils in first and second grade to be able to measure improvement throughout the project.

Open Development Cambodia

Open Development Cambodia makes publicly available information accessible on their platform Open Development Cambodia (ODC).

The platform has information on a wide range of topics: from information about land concessions to maps showing where public services are located and infographics showing how Cambodians can access these public services.