Creative Consulting & Development Works

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Category: Evaluation

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 […]

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 […]

On the outside looking in

6 February 2018

We’re loving February for many different reasons. This is the month when we realise time does not stand still, and the first portionof the year is gone. Inevitably those who made new years’ resolutions will pause to think about their progress with their commitment to lose weight, spend more time […]

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 […]

A new ‘Gold Standard’ in evaluation design

1 November 2017

The word ‘gold standard’ is a contentious word when speaking about evaluation designs. Often, it refers to randomised control trials (RCTs), which are evaluation designs that replicate the experimental design in physical and biological sciences that help us to make causal claims. Some claim that this is the strongest and […]

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 […]