SPIDER annual report 2018

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Digitalising International Development for Inclusive Societies

Over decades of engagement in International Development, SPIDER has learnt that there is a particular lack of access to the benefits reaped by technological solutions among some marginalised population groups – due perhaps to personal characteristics such as gender, disability, educational attainment, age or sexuality. To this end, SPIDER has actively engaged its partners to focus on the needs of these marginalised population groups, and initiated a number of projects that directly address the needs of some of these groups over the past year – a trend we intend to maintain in the future.

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in 2018, SPIDER had…

Education & Learning projects

Health & Wellbeing projects

Bi-lateral programmes

Transparency & Accountability projects

Research projects

ITP programme rounds

Education and Learning programme in 2018

  • Student centric learning in primary and secondary schools 50% 50%
  • Access to Open Education Resources at tertiary level 12,5% 12,5%
  • Inclusion of persons with disabilities 12,5% 12,5%
  • Vocational skills training 25% 25%

Health and Wellbeing programme in 2018

  • Maternal and child health 16% 16%
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) 33% 33%
  • Health information access 25% 25%
  • Network 10% 10%
  • Needs assessment 16% 16%

Transparency and Accountability programme in 2018

  • Open Data Collection and Presentation 50% 50%
  • Awareness raising and advocacy 25% 25%
  • Solutions incubator 12,5% 12,5%
  • Network 12,5% 12,5%


Research related to projects in 2018

  • Education and Learning 41% 41%
  • Health and Wellbeing 20% 20%
  • Transparency and Accountability 39% 39%
  • Tanzania 60% 60%
  • Uganda 20% 20%
  • Bolivia 20% 20%

Partner Universities


Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences


University of Dar es Salaam


The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology


Universidad Mayor de San Andrés

Makerere University

ICT Regulation – Policy and Practice

 The programme is held in close collaboration with the Swedish regulatory authority, PTS.

Active programme rounds

New change initiatives

Completed change initiatives

New participants

Number of countries