Creative Consulting & Development Works

We are a research, evaluation and communications consultancy, servicing nonprofits, governments and donors with innovative solutions within the development context.

Category: Community Development

Integrating appreciative inquiry in a theory of change workshop for an ECD programme

18 May 2018

Early Childhood Development (ECD) at its best is about practitioners who put the child first, and are more caring.  Creative Consulting and Development Works endeavors to incorporate creative and innovative elements in our work so we included Appreciative Inquiry (AI) in a recent Theory of Change (ToC) workshop with a […]

SONA : Youth Crime Prevention Strategy

19 February 2018

Friday 16th of February 2018 was a special day for all South Africans, as the long-awaited State of Nation Address (SONA) was delivered by the newly appointed president, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa. As the president was delivering his speech the team at Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) embraced the following […]

ASPIRES : Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening

13 February 2018

Creative Consulting & Development Works recently had the pleasure to complete a fascinating research study for a remarkable client, FHI360. Our research team travelled to Ingwavuma Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, on 22nd of January 2018 to present the findings of the completed Synergy Study. The Study was Funded by America’s FHI360 […]

90-90-90 Targets: Beyond treatment towards prevention

26 January 2018

In 2015 global health achieved a seemingly ambitious task of providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) to 15 million people – a global health history first. Following this success, UNAIDS began to develop a workable model to reach the 2030 target for ending the AIDS epidemic. The 90-90-90 targets are new research-based […]

The ‘urban/semi-urban/rural’ classification debate – is it still relevant and adequate for evaluators?

1 November 2017

Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) team members attended a SAMEA conference from 23rd-27th of October 2017 at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg. SAMEA (South African Monitoring & Evaluation Association) brings together delegates, from government, private sector, nonprofits, universities and international organisations to share knowledge on monitoring and evaluation. Fia […]

Dataviz enriches the research and evaluation landscape

1 November 2017

Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) facilitated a well attended one-day workshop on Creative Data Visualisation at the recent 6th Biennial SAMEA Pre-Conference Capacity Building Series. Participants included South African local, provincial and national government representatives, international agencies and nonprofits, all looking to start their journey with data visualisation, aka […]

The importance of evaluation in programme design

1 November 2017

A common theme across SAMEA’s many strands and amongst various stakeholders was that programme’s need to be designed with monitoring and evaluation in mind. Even though the social development community appears to be making promising inroads towards incorporating this as part of the programme design process, as evaluators, we find […]

Careers shape futures: supporting emerging evaluators

18 October 2017

Choosing a career path can be a daunting or exciting journey for anyone, young or old. But when you are younger, the possibilities are endless and exploring them can become life-changing. When Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) was approached by the South African Institute of International Affairs as well […]

The Courage to Learn

13 October 2017

It takes courage for a funder of a programme to receive feedback on what has worked, and what has not worked. It takes even more courage to share this with an audience that includes donors and other powerful stakeholders. This is what Zenex Foundation did at its Breakfast Seminar in […]

Be a Part of our Customised, Practical and Engaging Technical Assistance in M&E Design

7 August 2017

We recently held a technical assistance session on M&E Design in Cape Town in July 2017. Have a look at what facilitator Dr Donna Podems highlighted as the main aims and objectives of this training: “Since every organisation is unique, we understand that generic training is not always the most useful […]