Creative Consulting & Development Works

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Archive for 2016

The question of value for money: Using SROI in evaluation

20 September 2016

Evaluation is a most effective way to answer the question, “is my programme really working?” By using various methods to understand and systematically analyse how programmes are designed, implemented and working, evaluations unpack their tangible and intangible effects, including how valuable the intervention is, and recommendations to improve its effectiveness. […]

The visible success of investing in education programmes

15 September 2016

Creative Consulting & Development Works’ evaluation team recently spent two weeks in the valley and hills of KwaZulu-Natal conducting fieldwork for a 3-year long evaluation on a South African school-based programme. The first two days of fieldwork were spent at a learner camp hosted by the Zenex Foundation and held […]

How do we know programmes that aim to help those in need really do exactly that?

7 September 2016

If you want to learn more about evaluating and improving development programmes and have fun while doing so, join Creative Consulting & Development Works at our upcoming workshop: ‘The biorhythm and life cycle of programme evaluation’. For human beings, biorhythm refers to the cyclic patterns of physical, emotional, or mental […]

What is the biorhythm and life cycle of programme evaluation? Join our workshop to find out

23 August 2016 biorhythm

This year, Creative Consulting & Development Works is proud to host a new workshop as part of SAMEA’s Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Building Workshop series. Strengthening Evaluation Culture and Capacity in South Africa is the theme of this year’s event, and we’ll be facilitating an in-depth workshop on the ‘biorhythm’ […]

Mandela Day 2016 with the CC&DW team

19 July 2016

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Day was inspired by a call Madiba made in 2008 […]

Haven Night Shelter Mandela Day Clothing Collection Drive

12 July 2016

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others, without expecting anything in return.” ~ Nelson Mandela Creative Consulting & Development Works are dedicating the month of July to giving back in honour of our late Nelson Mandela and to celebrate his […]

July is Madiba Month – Celebrating positive change

1 July 2016

Can you believe that July is already upon us and the shortest day of the year now behind us? With so many political and developmental issues weighing down on our countries and communities – both locally and internationally – we thought we would take the month of July to celebrate […]

Development work is everywhere!

27 June 2016

If we told you that this particular photograph was recently taken whilst working on a Creative Consulting and Development Works project that provides programme evaluation or internship services in the development sector, would you believe us? Probably not! Well, this goes to show that development is all around us – even on dairy […]

Evaluator Competencies and Professionalization

27 June 2016

SAMEA, in partnership with the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), the ZENEX Foundation, Centre for Research on Evaluation Science and Technology (CREST) and Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) recently hosted a series of seminars with Prof Laurie Stevahn from the American Evaluation Association (AEA). On the 13th […]

RAPE: a case for strengthening Accountability

8 June 2016

Two recent events highlighted the issue of gender based violence and its prevalence. Dee Smythe launched her book ‘Rape Unresolved’ and the Centre for Conflict Resolution hosted a public dialogue featuring Pumla Qgola’s ‘Rape: A South African Nightmare’.  One of our interns, Fatima Mathivha attended both events. We have chosen […]