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Prof Laurie Stevahn from the American Evaluation Association (AEA) to do a series of seminars across South Africa this June.

30 May 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) cordially invite you to a series of seminars with Prof Laurie Stevahn from the American Evaluation Association (AEA). Prof […]

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 […]

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 […]

2015: The International Year of Evaluation

16 September 2014

2015 was officially declared as the International Year of Evaluation at the Third International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities held in São Paulo, Brazil, 29 September-2 October 2013. The aim of the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear) is to strengthen the demand for and use of evaluation to inform public […]

Transforming our Society

21 August 2014

South Africa has now been enjoying the fruits of democracy for 20 years. When advocating for a peaceful transition after the fall of apartheid, Nelson Mandela said “…We as a people chose the path of negotiation, compromise and peaceful settlement. Instead of hatred and revenge we chose reconciliation and nation-building”. […]

IMPACT MEASUREMENT: Common Myths, Realities and Approaches

11 July 2014

While 86.9% of organisations in South Africa’s development sector consider impact measurement a crucial process, 61.7% recognise that they don’t actually do enough of it.[1] This finding appears to be contradictory; however, it is understandable to a point if we consider that people rarely enjoy being (rigorously) evaluated. We don’t […]

Youth Day: How far has South Africa come since 1976?

16 June 2014

Every 16 June, South Africans across the country share in the celebration of Youth Day. This national holiday is for remembrance of the thousands of youths, who on 16 June 1976, risked their lives in protest against the oppression of apartheid and Bantu Education. Unfortunately, what started as a peaceful […]

Innovation: Utilising Mobile Survey Technology

13 May 2014 Screenshot of mobile survey technology phone interface.

  Throughout last year, Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) has been guided and inspired by thinking about how we can bring innovation into the research process to both increase the quality of our work and make the process more efficient and effective. One such way is to the employ […]

Gender-based violence: How you can help

5 May 2014

Women and girls are at the most at risk of, and most affected by, gender-based violence (GBV) – something known all too well within the South African context. Gender-based violence is explained as violence that occurs primarily against women because of their gender, and involves power imbalances where, most often, […]

Evaluation of the EDCTP Ethics grants programme

19 February 2014

EDCTP Plus (from the January 2014 EDCTP Newsletter) In 2013, EDCTP commissioned a comprehensive evaluation of the EDCTP ‘Ethics’ grants programme for strengthening research ethics review in sub-Saharan Africa. All 75 EDCTP funded ethics projects were analysed. The desktop review covered all 75 projects and included analysis of project proposals, […]