The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project was a four-year (2013–2017), large-scale networked project led by Principal Investigator Assoc. Prof. Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams. It set out to contribute a Global South research perspective on how open educational resources can help to improve access, enhance quality and reduce the cost of education in the Global South. The project engaged a total of 103 researchers in 18 sub-projects across 21 countries from South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, coordinated by Network Hub teams at Wawasan Open University in Malaysia and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town. The project was funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre.