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.


Colombia – Initial Governance Response Program

Date: October 2007 - July 2011

USAID’s Office of Transitional Assistance Initial Government Response program (IGRP) assisted the government stabilize areas by consolidating its presence in areas cleared of illegal armed groups and responding to local needs. Working at the community level using a process-oriented, community driven approach, IGRP components included social infrastructure and livelihoods projects. The approach fostered community resiliencies and emphasized informal governance structures. It successfully linked beneficiaries to government programs, public and private sector funding sources and technical assistance....

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El Salvador Alianza Joven Regional 2

Date: February 2012 – March 2013

USAID’s Alianza Joven Regional 2 provided support to the Central American Integration System and to juvenile justice system reforms in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. The project worked to strengthen the capacities of Municipal Crime Prevention Councils in Santa Ana, Chalchuapa and El Congo to reduce crime and violence in 28 communities, while engaging with community-based organizations to involve youth as part of the solution to crime and violence....



El Salvador Strengthening Civic Participation in Municipal Governance

Date: July 1994 – May 1996

In partnership with Research Triangle Institute, Creative provided technical assistance to the Salvadoran Municipalities Commission, the Ministry of Planning and selected municipalities to enhance participation of all sectors of society in local government and to improve the capacity of municipal leaders to respond to the needs of their constituents. ...



El Salvador Strengthening Mechanisms and Channels for Citizen Participation in Democratic Decision-Making Processes

Date: April 2000 – March 2005

Creative ’s Citizen Participation and Governance project opened lines of communication between citizens and government in El Salvador, encouraging the development of an active, influential citizenry skillful in articulating and promoting policy change. Citizen watchdog groups monitoring government spending were created as were programs to prevent corruption. The project assisted civil society organizations learn how to influence public policy change, and it expanded the legislative process to incorporate greater citizen input and oversight. ...



El Salvador Water and Sanitation for Rural Communities

Date: June 1993 – September 1996

Creative worked to provide potable water and latrines to rural communities as part of the effort to rebuild El Salvador after decades of conflict, working with NGOs and local government agencies, and encouraging community participation. The project conducted feasibility studies, latrine design/construction and potable water systems design and construction. The team coordinated with the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the National Administration of Water Systems and Sewerage and municipal governments....



Guatemala – Youth Alliance Program (YAP)

Date: September 2004 – January 2008

Limited opportunities in education, job training and employment left more than one million young people in Guatemala disenfranchised and a recognized urgency to address the needs of at-risk youths. Creative provided technical assistance to local crime prevention councils and designed innovative job training projects to enable youths to enter the workforce. The Youth Alliance Program, a cooperative agreement, was funded by USAID's public-private Global Development Alliance....

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