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.


Benin Assistance to Basic Education/Linkages to Education and Health (ABE-LINK) Project

Date: 2006 - 2007

This USAID/PEPFAR-funded project assisted the Ministry of Education to develop a health curriculum that encouraged positive behavior change to prevent HIV transmission and provide a pre-service teacher training guide on integrating girls’ education and HIV topics in all subject areas to 1,000 teachers. Along with school-based efforts, Creative assisted Benin’s Ministries of Education, Health and Family by coordinating AIDS responses across all divisions and training federal and district officials to mitigate the health, education and development impacts of HIV & AIDs using evidence-based policy formation. M&E tools were piloted in 15 school districts, student learning assessments were conducted in 175 schools nationwide, and the National Education Sector Policy on HIV & AIDS was finalized....



Benin/Equity and Quality in Primary Education (EQUIPE)

Date: February 2003 – February 2006

Creative worked with the government of Benin to ensure that more children, especially girls, received high-quality basic education on an equitable basis. Funded by USAID, this project aimed to improve educational equity and quality by transforming learning environments, and by increasing decentralization and community participation in Benin’s primary education system. In partnership with CARE and EMI Systems, Creative trained teachers and provided technical support for curriculum design and publication of textbooks. EQUIPE also supported Benin’s government in raising awareness of the issues, attitudes and behaviors that contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS....




Date: July 2000 - March 2004

The USAID-funded Communities Supporting Health, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Gender and Equity Education (CHANGES) program put schools at the forefront of the fight against disease and for educational advancement. CHANGES focused on school health and nutrition, and on community sensitization and mobilization. Under the first component, teachers were trained to administer deworming medicines and micronutrient supplements. The second focused on preventive health and more educational opportunities for girls. Both incorporated HIV/AIDS awareness and a small grants mechanism. ...



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....



ETHRD III/Global/Lessons Learned on the Integration of Health, Population, and Environment Education in Basic Education

Date: September 1992 – April 1993

Creative evaluated and documented "lessons learned" from USAID-funded programs in developing countries designed to integrate health, environment and family planning content into basic education curricula. As many developing countries were addressing high rates of population growth, rapid degradation of the environment and an increasing prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS, the assumption was that dissemination of information would lead to knowledge that, in turn, would lead to a sustained change in attitude and behavior. ...



Haiti Basic Education Assessment and Program Design

Date: February 2007 – April 2007

Creative assessed and designed two program components for the USAID/Haiti education strategy, addressing equitable access to quality basic education and strengthening public sector executive function in the Ministry of Education. USAID intended that the new strategy have greater demographic and geographic focus and that three vulnerable groups be targeted: children and youth under 25; women; and special concerns groups, such as people living with AIDS, TB patients and trafficked persons....