CREATIVE’S PAST PROJECTS

37+ years of promoting positive change

Creative has implemented hundreds of projects around the globe since it was founded in 1977. From education and elections to governance and economic growth, Creative’s efforts have made a difference. For example, since the year 2000, Creative has trained more than 389,000 teachers in 21 countries—providing them with new skills and techniques that ultimately benefit their students.

Creative’s Past Projects section has a list of selected projects, a brief description, their implementation dates and funders.

 

ABE/BE IQC – SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE AND EURASIA: ABE/BE SOCIAL

Date: September 2006 - March 2011

In the face of social upheaval reflected in large scale unemployment, decline in school enrollment and the deterioration of safety nets for vulnerable populations, the USAID-funded Supporting Outreach, Communication, Inter-disciplinary Analysis, and Legacies Program (SOCIAL) provided USAID, NGOs and other stakeholders with expertise, market analysis, program evaluation and logistical support by helping establish social systems appropriate to market-based democracies. SOCIAL also worked with USAID’s Social Transition Team to address social sector weaknesses that hinder a country’s ability to compete in high-potential sectors. The Team focused on education, labor markets, social services, social assistance, social insurance and trafficking in persons in more than 20 Eastern European countries. ...

 

 

ABEL I IQC – ABEL I/ GHANA/PRIMARY EDUCATION PROGRAM– SOCIAL CONSTRAINTS ANALYSIS

Date: March - April 1990

As part of an effort to help redesign Ghana's primary education program, Creative conducted an assessment of the particular social constraints to education and made recommendations on ways to reduce their impact. The Social Constraints Analysis looked at the people-level impact of the Ghana Primary Education Program, with special reference to gender, beneficiary involvement, the decentralization process and related disparities in equity. ...

 

 

ABEL I IQC – ABEL I/ MALAWI: INCORPORATING GENDER CONSIDERATIONS INTO PRIMARY CURRICULUM

Date: October - November 1992

Creative worked with the Institute of Education's Gender Unit to design and implement a work plan incorporating gender-related issues and considerations into the primary school curriculum as part of the USAID-funded Girls' Attainment in Basic Literacy (GABLE) program. In addition to identifying constraints at the national and local levels to female participation and persistence in primary school, Creative assessed staffing needs and operating requirements, conducted training in attitude formation and gender awareness in the classroom and researched girls' performance on primary learning certificate examinations. ...

 

 

ABEL I IQC – ABEL I/ SOUTH ASIA: HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR, USAID SOUTH ASIA BUREAU

Date: October - November 1993

Creative assisted USAID Asia Bureau Missions in developing their human resource development portfolios, with a focus on gender issues. An extensive review of USAID Mission Strategy papers identified Nepal, Indonesia and India as countries where this project's impact could be used to enhance gender equity. A technical paper addressing the USAID Asia Bureau Missions' program status in terms of gender equity was subsequently produced by Creative Associates....

 

 

ABEL I IQC – ABEL I/AFRICA: AFRICAN EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Date: May - October 1990

The importance of educating girls in developing countries was underscored by a presentation at the African Education Conference held in Togo. Girls do not receive an adequate and equitable share of the education resources in these countries. Redressing such educational deficits through strategic policies and public investment yields significant long-term economic and social benefits. The presentation addressed cultural, social and economic barriers to girls' enrollment and the perception that the educational curriculum is not relevant to girls' future options, supported by statistical data illustrating school enrollment, literacy and the gender gap. ...

 

 

ABEL I IQC – ABEL I/BOTSWANA: ANALYSIS OF GENDER CLASSROOM OBSERVATIONS

Date: January - December 1991

Creative analyzed the results of a three-year USAID study that examined the role gender plays within and outside the classroom. The study included classroom observation and interviews on the benefits and liabilities of educating girls. Creative collected and reviewed the data and transmitted the results to USAID/Botswana under the USAID-funded Advancing Basic Education & Literacy (ABEL I) project....