40+ 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.


Afghanistan – Ambassador’s Small Grants Program to Support Gender Equality

Gender and Social Inclusion Date: 2009 - 2012

In Afghanistan, women and girls face significant barriers to education and meaningful participation in political, economic and social development. Although conditions for women and girls have improved since the fall for the Taliban in 2001, illiteracy rates are still more than 80 percent and many women and girls experience gender-based violence....

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Afghanistan – Community Based Stabilization Grants Program

Stabilization Date: 2010 - 2012

Many regions in Afghanistan have had little or no interaction or support from the central government, thus there is little faith in the government's ability to provide basic services. Additionally, many areas have been subject to insurgent intrusions and almost continual conflict....

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Afghanistan – Building Education Support Systems for Teachers (BESST)

Capacity Development Date: January 2006 – August 2011

Through the USAID-funded BESST, Creative developed and implemented a comprehensive strategy to address the Afghan national education crisis and to strengthen the government’s ability to carry out education reform, including in-service teacher training and improving principals’ ability to support professional development and growth. ...

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Date: May 1992 - September 1995

Creative provided expertise in the design, management and capacity enhancement of educational systems in Afghanistan through the USAID-funded Education Sector Support project, with a strong emphasis on equitable access for women and minorities. The project targeted primary and secondary education, adult literacy, participant training, vocational training and monitoring. It also addressed curriculum design and testing and evaluation, focusing on literacy campaigns and the education of women and children....



Afghanistan Primary Education Program (APEP)

Education Date: January 2003 - February 2007

From 2003 to 2006, Creative implemented the USAID-funded APEP to address crises facing Afghanistan’s educational system after 25 years of war and internal strife. APEP’s accelerated-learning program gave nearly 170,000 young Afghans who had not received an adequate primary education a chance to reach their appropriate grade level. Despite security threats, APEP provided classes in nearly 3,600 communities across 17 provinces. Because most Afghan teachers lack formal training, APEP devised a program, conducted via radio, to train teachers even in isolated areas in child-centered instruction in literacy, numeracy and life skills. More than 6,800 teachers, 31 percent of whom were women, were trained and 27 million textbooks printed. ...