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

Established collaboration

with partners relevant to implementation /achievement of results

Make strategic use of ICT

Contribute financially

through co-funding


capacity, financial and organisational

Assesment process

When assesing project proposals, we place emphasis on projects that are:


Thematically and geographically relevant for SPIDER programme outcomes.

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.


Local initiative

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.


Locally owned

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


Lasting results

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 themes

Focus that goes across SPIDER thematic areas


Rights based approach

Social realities

(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's approach to project management

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 managed through periodic reporting. Part of our work includes capacity building partner organisations in parts/all of the aforementioned.

SPIDER will fund research supporting implementation which will be outsourced to reserach organisations, or organisations who work specifically with monitoring and evaluation. Funds for these activities will be provided separately.