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: Education

Congratulations Duduzile! Our ‘lucky’ tablet winner

23 May 2017

Creative Consulting and Development Works was asked by the nonprofit organization, Management Sciences for Health, to conduct research on a newly developed movie targeting youth aged 18 to 35. The movie titled, The Lucky Specials, is a feature-length film (+- 2 hours) combining the best of fiction and nonfiction storytelling to demystify […]

Don’t waste a crisis – It’s an opportunity for partnerships and change

21 November 2016

It was mid-November and Gauteng has been declared a disaster area. Heavy rains and flash floods in the preceding week had created chaos, loss of life and extensive damage to property and infrastructure. Amidst the horrific reports of children swept away by the floods and families tirelessly searching for missing […]

The struggle against forgetting: Trevor Manuel addresses some of South Africa’s key issues

28 October 2016

On Friday 21st October the Ubuntu Foundation hosted a business networking breakfast in collaboration with MMI Holdings and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Cape Town. Trevor Manuel, guest speaker for the event, addressed a number of issues on what he called the challenging times in South Africa at the moment. The […]

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 […]

Evaluation improves lives

9 November 2015

With the title “Using Evaluation to Improve People’s Lives”, the  5th Biennial SAMEA Conference invited participants to go back to the beginning and consider the fundamental questions of “why do we do what we do?” and “what are we trying to achieve?” “This year’s SAMEA Conference served as a debriefing […]

Using evaluation to create the world we want

19 October 2015

Established in November 2005, the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) strives to cultivate a vibrant community that will support, guide and strengthen the development of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) as an important discipline, profession and instrument for empowerment and accountability in South Africa – used in a manner […]

10 tips for moving beyond community politics

19 October 2015

Research fieldwork can be daunting as it is, but when the community is not on your side, it can be near impossible. It is essential as a researcher conducting research in the field to strive to overcome this obstacle by acknowledging the importance of community buy-in. To have the community […]

Education was my Saving Grace: Interview with Author Maria Phalime

8 July 2014

After several years of practising medicine, Soweto-born  Maria Phalime reached a realisation that it was time for her to put her career as a doctor behind her (she quit). Today, Maria is an acclaimed award-winning author of a non-fiction memoir, Postmortem: The Doctor Who Walked Away, based in Cape Town. […]

Expression of Interest: Consultants Database

3 April 2014

We are currently updating our Consultant Database and are looking for senior consultants with experience in a number of areas. Please see the below Expression of Interest: Consultants Database for more information.   Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) is a well-established consultancy providing a range of targeted services to […]

What is Development?

6 March 2014 Tshabo, © Maureen Sill

  “Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.” – Kofi Annan The term development presupposes that something is changing, evolving or progressing in order to be realised in a more effective and often, ethical […]