Creative Consulting & Development Works

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Join the M&E Design workshop this month

6 July 2017

We chatted to Dr Donna Podems recently to get you some insider info on our upcoming M&E Design training happening this month: Who is the course designed for? Donna: Its for people who have a background in M&E and or project management and this course will help them to apply […]

Sharing stories and new points of view in fieldwork training

26 June 2017

Fieldwork for the Older Persons Act (OPA) Implementation Evaluation is currently under way, and this group of dedicated fieldworkers is set to fulfill their task diligently. Their training took place on 6 and 7 June, and the group worked hard to become familiar with the purpose and design of the […]

Evaluation Innovations in Practice – Join the workshop

28 October 2016

Innovative workshop series in Cape Town for development practitioners, researchers, evaluators, consultants, government officials, and emerging evaluators. Click here to find out more.

Why Have Local Fieldworkers on a Project?

6 October 2016

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. — Nelson Mandela In the research and evaluation space, practitioners are need to adapt to the local context in which projects […]

Mandela Day 2016 with the CC&DW team

19 July 2016

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Day was inspired by a call Madiba made in 2008 […]

Haven Night Shelter Mandela Day Clothing Collection Drive

12 July 2016

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others, without expecting anything in return.” ~ Nelson Mandela Creative Consulting & Development Works are dedicating the month of July to giving back in honour of our late Nelson Mandela and to celebrate his […]

July is Madiba Month – Celebrating positive change

1 July 2016

Can you believe that July is already upon us and the shortest day of the year now behind us? With so many political and developmental issues weighing down on our countries and communities – both locally and internationally – we thought we would take the month of July to celebrate […]

Development work is everywhere!

27 June 2016

If we told you that this particular photograph was recently taken whilst working on a Creative Consulting and Development Works project that provides programme evaluation or internship services in the development sector, would you believe us? Probably not! Well, this goes to show that development is all around us – even on dairy […]

Evaluator Competencies and Professionalization

27 June 2016

SAMEA, in partnership with the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), the ZENEX Foundation, Centre for Research on Evaluation Science and Technology (CREST) and Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) recently hosted a series of seminars with Prof Laurie Stevahn from the American Evaluation Association (AEA). On the 13th […]

RAPE: a case for strengthening Accountability

8 June 2016

Two recent events highlighted the issue of gender based violence and its prevalence. Dee Smythe launched her book ‘Rape Unresolved’ and the Centre for Conflict Resolution hosted a public dialogue featuring Pumla Qgola’s ‘Rape: A South African Nightmare’.  One of our interns, Fatima Mathivha attended both events. We have chosen […]