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Category: Education

Giving youth alternatives: The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme

10 April 2018

The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP) is a holiday programme implemented in the June/July, December/January and Easter school holidays.  This Western Cape Government Department of Community Safety (DoCS) initiative is in its sixth year and targets children and youth aged 14-21 years living in high priority crime areas […]

IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE FUN WITH DATA COLLECTION

3 April 2018

Storyboarding is an enjoyable way of collecting in-depth qualitative data. Our team used storyboarding, together with survey questionnaires, to collect data from participants in the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Strategic and Results-based Evaluation of the Youth Leadership Development for Community Safety Training Intervention. Youth leaders and South African […]

The Global Gag Rule and the Implications for Sexual and Reproductive Health

13 March 2018

Written by Jenna Joffe on behalf of Creative Consultants & Development Works In his first week in office in 2017, United States President Donald Trump issued a memorandum to reinstate and expand the “Global Gag Rule”. He announced that he would be severing all US funding to organisations that “perform […]

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 […]

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 one word that summarises SAMEA 2017

1 November 2017

Itumeleng Ramano, CC&DW Project and Training Coordinator attended the recent SAMEA conference and took care of visitors to the CC&DW exhibition stand. She shares her experience and conference takeaways with us here. My role in CC&DW is that of a Project and Training Coordinator. My job entails that I am […]

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 […]