Creative Consulting & Development Works

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

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Evaluation

We conduct independent evaluations and assessments of national and regional projects, programmes, development initiatives and communication campaigns and products. Using quantitative and qualitative research methods is at the core of our work. We strive to add value to public and private sector partners, donors and development organisations, by providing accurate, insightful and cost-effective solutions to enhance programme performance. We have evaluated donor-funded projects of all sizes, from small community initiatives to large $15 million USD multi-year programmes.

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Client: Western Cape Government: Health Eden District

Project: Eden Health Strategy Evaluation

Sector: Public Health, Women’s Health Service provided: Process evaluation Project Outline: In June 2015, the Western Cape Government: Health Eden District contracted CC&DW to conduct an assessment of the Women’s Health Strategy, which had been adopted by the Department in October 2014. The Western Cape Government: Health Eden District Management […]

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“My greatest appreciations for the stellar job done from project inception to completion. It was an absolute pleasure working with all of you on the project and I think the awards were the cherry on the cake.”

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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: City of Cape Town’s Arts and Culture Department

Project: Research in Respect of the State of the Arts in Cape Town

The Arts, Culture and Creative Industry (ACCI) in Cape Town is broad, multi-dimensional, and caters for various tastes, ages, and interests of Cape Town’s diverse population. Noting the lack of consolidated, reliable quantitative data for this sector; the City of Cape Town’s Arts and Culture Department (ACD) contracted Creative Consulting […]

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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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CSI Works

We promote ethical and effective corporate social investment (CSI) by supporting the public-private partnerships between corporate donors, government departments and development organisations. We assist companies in bridging the traditional disconnect between themselves and the non-profit sector by leveraging our extensive development expertise to enable corporate clients to implement more sustainable and meaningful social investment programmes through our CSI Works Model for Sustainability & Impact.

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Client: Coronation Fund Managers

Project: Identifying CSI Opportunities in Education

CC&DW was commissioned by Coronation Fund Managers to identify CSI opportunities in the educator sector. At the end of the research phase, CC&DW concluded that an investment in early childhood education yields the highest return on investment and will make a sustainable impact on the educational and social outcomes of […]

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“I found working with Creative Consulting & Development Works on the ‘Stars in their Eyes’ evaluation an extremely positive experience.  They were entirely professional, produced a really useful and insightful report (which we have used very much to the benefit of the project since then) and provided us with exactly what we needed at this stage of the project.”

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Communications

We offer a wide range of professional communications services that help to showcase best practice and enhance our clients’ services and organisational effectiveness. Our skilled team creatively conceptualises and implements strategic communications, raising the profiles of our clients and benefiting stakeholders through comprehensive Behaviour Change Communication, Development and Advocacy Campaigns.

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Client: Western Cape Government: Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Project: Red Tape Challenge 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 editions

Sector: Economic Development, red tape reduction, Service provided: project management, marketing and communications Project Outline: The Western Cape government has adopted the reduction of red tape as a critical component to accelerating economic growth and job creation. One of the Department’s initiatives is the Red Tape Challenge Competition aims to […]

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“Our department is proud of the current site and believe that Creative Consulting & Development Works is highly recommendable.  It was a privilege to work with Creative Consulting & Development Works.”

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Facilitation & Training

As a learning organisation, we focus our facilitation and training services on enabling development practitioners and their beneficiaries to access a range of quality educational events, projects and initiatives that help to build capacity in both organisations and the communities they serve.

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Client: SAMEA

Project: The Biorhythm and Lifecycle of Programme Evaluation Workshop

At our recent Biorhythm and Life Cycle of Programme Evaluation workshop, Creative Consulting & Development Works shared expert guidelines and insights for managing evaluations both from perspective of the commissioner and the evaluator. The workshop was held on 6th and 7th October 2016 and focused on developing terms of reference, […]

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“In terms of project planning, it has been very useful. Practical recommendations were given regarding challenges we were facing. We have already begun implementing these changes and can see the difference it makes.”

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Project Management

Project management services are an integral part of our evaluation, research, CSI and communications work ensures that our client deliverables are of the highest possible quality. In addition, we offer project management as a stand-alone service for clients looking to seek funding, develop a new programme or produce an event.

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Client: Western Cape Government: Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Project: Red Tape Challenge 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 editions

Sector: Economic Development, red tape reduction, Service provided: project management, marketing and communications Project Outline: The Western Cape government has adopted the reduction of red tape as a critical component to accelerating economic growth and job creation. One of the Department’s initiatives is the Red Tape Challenge Competition aims to […]

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“In terms of project planning, it has been very useful. Practical recommendations were given regarding challenges we were facing. We have already begun implementing these changes and can see the difference it makes.”

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