This booklet has been prepared for IPSI member organisations, as well as for others who are engaged in SEPLS, to introduce the SDM and to provide snapshots of the projects implemented by our sub-grant recipients. The booklet starts with an introduction to the SDM, followed by a list and a global map of the sub-grant projects. The third section provides an overview of the sub-grant projects newly selected in 2017. The fourth section summarises the highlights of the achievements from three sub-grant projects that were completed as of February 2018. Comments on the SDM from the Director of the IPSI Secretariat are provided in the final section.