Creative Consulting & Development Works

We are a research, evaluation and communications consultancy, servicing nonprofits, governments and donors with innovative solutions within the development context.

Portfolio: Research

We conduct analytical and comprehensive research, with an ability to write for readers from various audiences and a capacity for exact editing. Our dedicated team has experience creating research strategies, synthesizing and analyzing findings and compiling comprehensive research reports.

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Client: Sector Task Team for Older Persons (STTOP)

Project: Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation System; Baseline and Needs Assessment for STTOP

Sector: Older Persons Services: Monitoring and Evaluation; Research; Knowledge Management Creative Consulting and Development Works (CC&DW) was approached by Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH), a founding member of the Sector Task Team for Older Persons (STTOP), to a) develop a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system and b) conduct a baseline […]

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“This strategy aims to equip parents with tools to create a learning environment at home and assist their children with their schoolwork and ultimately improve the literacy and numeracy levels amongst school going children in the lower levels. It also assists parents to improve their own education levels. Thank you so much for your work and professionalism in this project. Wishing you everything of the best for your future endeavours.”

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Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation System; Baseline and Needs Assessment for STTOP

Client: Sector Task Team for Older Persons (STTOP)
Project duration: May 2016 – November 2016

Sector: Older Persons Services: Monitoring and Evaluation; Research; Knowledge Management Creative Consulting and Development Works (CC&DW) was approached by Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH), a founding member of the Sector Task Team for Older Persons (STTOP), to a) develop a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system and b) conduct a baseline […]

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WCED Family Literacy Project Report

Client: Western Cape Education Department
Project duration: February 2009

Extensive and in-depth research shows that the literacy and numeracy levels of grade three learners are far below what is required of them to learn and develop effectively. To address this, the Family Literacy Project was launched. The aim was to bring the home and school closer together to promote […]

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Child Health Now Advocacy Campaign

Client: World Vision South Africa
Project duration: January 2012-March 2012

In 2009 World Vision launched its first ever global advocacy campaign: the Child Health Now campaign. Creative Consultancy and Development Works (CC&DW) was commissioned to conduct a baseline study that ideally seeks to establish the high priority issues that the campaign will address. Project Name:   Child Health Now Advocacy Campaign […]

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Job Market Research-Analysis to Determine Job Demand

Client: CESVI
Project duration: September 2013

Creative Consulting and Development Works were commissioned by CESVI through Inyanda Youth Network, to develop a report in order to document a profile of the sports, arts and culture market in Cape Town.  The Inyanda project aims to ensure that education opportunities provided coincides with the required skills and knowledge […]

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Ilifa Labantwana

Client: DG Murray Trust
Project duration: November 2012

In recognition of the huge gains to be made by investing in ECD and of the strategic opportunity to contribute substantially to address key gaps in access to ECD programmes, three funders; UBS Optimus Foundation, DG Murray Trust and the Elma Foundation formed a strategic partnership, in 2010, called Ilifa […]

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Analysis of the 13 Western Cape Provincial Departments’ Annual Reports

Client: Western Cape Provincial Parliament
Project duration: October – November 2012; October - November 2013

Every year, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament requires the analysis of each of the respective thirteen Provincial Departments’ Annual Reports, Annual Performance Plans, Strategic Plans and Budgets. This includes analysis and reporting on the respective Departments’ and Public Entities’ Strategic Plans, Annual Performance Plans (APP), and Annual Reports (AR) as […]

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“Providing young people with skills to succeed in South Africa” Programme

Client: Save the Children UK
Project duration:

Save the Children UK (SCUK) has been one of the organisations that have set up a base in response to the growing need for social protection of unaccompanied migrant minors. In partnership with Accenture, SCUK intended to implement a two year pilot programme, which will train both local children and […]

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Strategic Review Research Workshop

Client: The Department of Transport and Public Works
Project duration: March 2010- 21 April 2010

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW), Provincial Government of the Western Cape commissioned CC&DW to conduct research to analyse case studies of best practice EPWPs locally and internationally. Project Name:   Strategic Review Workshop Client:  The Department of Transport and Public Works Project Duration: […]

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Research – Expanded Public Works Programme

Client: Department of Transport and Public Works: Western Cape Provincial Government
Project duration: March – April 2010

The Expanded Public Works Programme was launched in 2006, by the Department of Transport and Public Works. The primary outcome of this programme is job creation; where participants and/or learners are given the opportunity to attain occupational skills, both practical and theoretical, which will better enable them to access a […]

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The New Venture Creation Learnership Programme

Client: The Department of Transport and Public Works, Expanded Public Works Programme
Project duration: February 2010

The New Venture Creation Learnership Programme’s primary aim is job creation, ultimately through learner self-employment. The rationale behind the design and implementation of the Learnership Programme is to target disadvantaged and marginalised South Africans (primarily youth) and provide them with a Learnership opportunity. This opportunity allows learners to develop specific […]

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National Youth Service Programme

Client: Department of Transport and Public Works (Expanded Public Works Programme)
Project duration: March 2010

The Minister in the Presidency at the time, Mr. Essop Pahad officially launched the National Youth Service Programme in August 2004. The purpose of the programme is to provide an opportunity for young people to participate in service whilst they acquire skills that can enhance their ability to access economic […]

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Phase One of Learnership 1000

Client: The Department of Transport & Public Works, Expanded Public Works Programme
Project duration: September – October 2009

The Expanded Public Works Programme was launched in 2006, by the Department of Transport and Public Works. The primary outcome of this programme is job creation; where participants and/or learners are given the opportunity to attain occupational skills, both practical and theoretical, which will better enable them to access a […]

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Exploring Creative Industries

Client: The Department of Economic Development and Tourism
Project duration: November 2007- January 2008

Creative industries are increasingly becoming more significant in the global economy. Creative industries are regarded to have potential, and in many cases are already showing that they can stimulate economic growth and employment. 7 % of world gross domestic product (GDP) can be accredited to the creative industries and future […]

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Tourist Tracking Survey of 6 regions within the Western Cape

Client: Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU)
Project duration: December 2011-January 2012

CC&DW was commissioned by Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU) to provide an analysis of the patterns and trends followed by international and domestic tourists during the time period of this project. Project Name:   Tourist Tracking Survey of 6 regions with the Western Cape Client:  Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU) Project […]

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Street People Project

Client: City of Cape Town
Project duration: August – December 2012

CC&DW conducted numerous site visits to organisations involved in working with street people. Through these site visits, we learned of the challenges of working within this sector and gathered recommendations on improving services. Project Name: Street People Project Client: City of Cape Town Project Duration: August – December 2012 Sector: Social Development, Non-profit sector, […]

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Evaluation of the Community Based Response component of the Global Fund Project

Client: Western Cape Provincial AIDS Council and Networking AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA)
Project duration: April – July 2008

The Networking AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA), in partnership with the Department of Health and the Western Cape Provincial AIDS Council, contracted Creative Consulting & Development Works to conduct an evaluation of one of four components to the Global Fund Project, the Community Based Response to HIV/AIDS (CBR). The […]

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Micro Economic Development Strategy (MEDS) Research

Client: Department of Economic Development and Tourism – Western Cape Provincial Government
Project duration: October – November 2007

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” Ben Okri, Nigerian author. These words are indicative of human beings’ ability to transform and transcend hardship and suffering through creativity. Harnessing the creative […]

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City of Cape Town Donor Directory

Client: City of Cape Town – Economic Development and Tourism
Project duration: 2003/4 & 2006/7

In 2003, and 2006, the City of Cape Town approached Creative Consulting & Development Works to research, compile and publish a donor directory for the Western Cape’s non-profit sector, given our knowledge of the donor environment.

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