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: Research

Evaluation is serious business and learning about evaluation is serious fun

27 February 2017

We are serious about having fun when presenting our training workshops. While research and evaluation may come across as mundane to some, we have included appropriate experiential learning opportunities into our training workshops ensuring active as opposed to theory-based-only learning. Through our unique, interactive activities built into our training, we […]

The Importance of an Evaluability Assessment in Research Analysis

24 January 2017

An evaluability assessment (EA) is an assessment that helps to check whether a programme is ready for an evaluation and, if so, how the evaluation should be designed to ensure maximum efficacy and to allow evaluators to measure the programme’s effect accurately. But the assessment goes further than merely providing information […]

Ethics in research and how to handle socio-economic challenges in fieldwork

18 January 2017

Ethics in research are extremely important and should always be maintained to ensure that researchers conduct their work in a professional manner. Basically put, ethics are the rules that distinguish between “right” and “wrong”, “bad” and “good”, ethics are about the norms for conduct that distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable […]

Safety In The Field: Mitigating Risks In High Risk Areas

27 September 2016

Although much of our work focuses on vulnerable populations, evaluators, researchers, social scientists and development practitioners often minimise the risks of going into high risk areas. We work with communities who are welcoming and share our intentions to keep them and the field work team safe. Why is there risk? […]

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 […]

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 […]

CCR Public Dialogues: Homosexuality in Africa

24 October 2014

For more than a decade, Creative Consulting & Development Works has served as an incubator for emerging development practitioners by providing them with interesting and valuable internship placements in research, monitoring and evaluation, communications and project management.  if i could… offers internships that focus on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, […]

September Edition of HIV this Month

25 September 2014

      Welcome to UNAIDS Science now and to the 9th issue of HIV this month 2014! On 16th September, the 69th UN General Assembly commenced in New York. Among other issues, rising concerns for the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa took center stage. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]

Moving Beyond Community Politics

17 September 2014

First published on Sangonet and featured in the NGOpulse newsletter this week, Creative Consulting & Development Works shares our 10 top tips for overcoming community politics when conducting research. Research fieldwork can be daunting as it is, but when the community is not on your side, it can be near […]

Championing Transitional Justice in Africa

16 September 2014

South Africa has a history of social injustice rooted in its apartheid past. Unlike numerous African countries on the continent, South Africa has become a success story – one that stands as a good example of healing. South Africa has provided positive reference for countries that are experiencing civil war […]