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Swaziland Development Center

The Swaziland Development Information Center (SDIC) is a partnership initiative of the World Bank that includes the government, civil society organizations and development agencies active in Swaziland. The SDIC is located in Kwaluseni  at the University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni Campus. Its objective is to promote information-sharing and access to development knowledge aimed at improving the effectiveness of development programs in Swaziland.

The center offers a range of facilities and services that stimulate development thinking through access to the latest knowledge and information available worldwide. It is a one-stop center for public access to information on development issues. Discussions on development issues are also part of the services of the Center through Development Dialogue sessions. Using the Center’s resources, the general public, researchers, policymakers and academia have an abundant source of development information. The SDIC aims to provide a better understanding of development projects and facilitate effective engagement of stakeholders by enhancing openness and effective feedback.

Partners

  • University of Swaziland
  • European Union
  • Central Bank of Swaziland
  • the Coordinating Assembly of Non-governmental Organizations (CANGO)
  • the National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Bank

What does the SDIC provide?

  • Free publications as part of a public information service
  • Development Dialogue sessions on development issues
  • Access to publications of development partners
  • Access to public databases of the development agencies
  • Access to development related information on the internet through computer workstations
  • An open access reference library stocked with development publications on Swaziland and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Vital government information such as budget speech, reports etc
  • A display area of development publications

Free Publications

The center provides information on the activities of official development agencies, civil society organizations and other development partners working in Swaziland by acting as a one-stop center for their public information materials.

The free publications include a comprehensive selection of brochures and booklets containing assistance strategies, sector policies, project summaries and annual reports. This collection is continually updated and is a rich source of information about the activities of Swaziland’s official bilateral and multilateral development partners. The center also has on-hand publications and reference materials from local civil society groups that impact the development debate.

Internet Access for Development Information

The Internet is an essential tool for accessing global information. The SDIC’s two computer workstations are available free of charge to the public to access development information, databases and other information resources needed for research purposes. Photocopying and laser printer services are available for a nominal fee.

How to find us

Location: University of Swaziland, Kwluseni Campus, Kwaluseni.

Hours:  

Mondays - Fridays

8:30. - 23:00.

Saturdays

10:00. - 5:00

Sundays

3:00. - 22:00.

Student Holidays

Mondays - Fridays

8:30. - 4:45

                                                                                            

Contact number: 268) 518-4011 / 518-5108.

Contact person: Mr Abahle Thwala

Email: abahle@uniswacc.uniswa.sz

Link to Catalogue: http://library.uniswa.sz



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