Evaluations

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Strategic Evaluations of Priority Programmes in Government

  • 2015 - 2018: Zenex Foundation, Gauteng Education: Evaluation and Knowledge Management for the GDE School Twinning Initiative.
  • 2015 -2016: John Snow International, Gauteng Department of Health: Baseline Assessment of the Data Quality in Gauteng Province Health Facilities
  • 2017 - 2018: Cardno, DfID: Evaluation of three governance networks in Africa.
  • 2010 - 2012: PALAMA (Public Administration, Leadership and Management Academy): Ms Williams was the lead quantitative researcher responsible for the evaluation of the Executive Development Programme which builds the capacity of senior managers in the South African National and Provincial Government Departments. The review also had an e-learning component.
  • 2009 - 2010: UNICEF South Africa: Provided technical assistance on a Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) of Early Childhood Development expenditure by three government departments. Available at: http://www.unicef.org/southafrica/SAF_resources_pets.pdf
  • 2007 - 2008: National Business Initiative: Conducted high-level interviews for a mid-term review of JIPSA (Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition).

Evaluations, Frameworks and Planning in the Education Sector

  • 2017 - 2018: Cardno, DfID: Evaluation of three governance networks in Africa.
  • 2016 - 2017: MSI, USAID: Evaluation of Sustained Outcomes (SOBE) of the District Development Support Programme (DDSP), to identify factors that contribute to sustained outcomes from international development interventions.
  • 2016 - 2017: ITAD, DfID: Four country evaluation of the Building Capacity in Use of Research Evidence Initiative.
  • 2012 - 2013: Bridge: Development of an M&E framework for the South African Extraordinary Schools Coalition and implementation thereof.
  • 2011 - 2012: AWARD: Technical support as quantitative analyst on the CGIAR (Formerly Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) Advancing Women in Agricultural Research & Development project.
  • 2010 - 2012: Zenex Foundation: Research into the Reunert College's post-matric model of education development.
  • 2010 - 2012: Tshikululu Social Investments: Evaluation of the First Rand Foundation Maths Chairs Programmes. Documented programme theories of Six Maths Chairs programmes and facilitated the design of an evaluation framework to guide the evaluation going forward.

Evaluation of ICT for Education programmes

  • 2013 - 2015: CSIR MERAKA Institute: Technical support as embedded M&E consultants on the evaluation of the ICT4RED Cofimvaba eTextbook initiative in 26 schools in the Nciba circuit in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
  • 2013 - 2015: CSIR MERAKA Institute: Technical support as embedded M&E consultant on the evaluation of the DRDLR (Department of Rural Development and Land Reform) funded iSchool initiative in 60 rural Schools in South Africa.
  • 2012 - 2013: Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF): Evaluation of the Maths Centre Education Improvement project in East Rand schools which also included an ICT component
  • 2010 - 2012: JET Education Services / Gauteng Education Development Trust: Evaluation of two learner focused ICT interventions and one educator focused ICT intervention in Gauteng Schools.
  • 2008 - 2010: Transnet Foundation: Designed and implemented a longitudinal impact tracking evaluation for a Saturday School programme (Sharp Minds) involving 400 rural learners in 4 provinces in South Africa. It focused on maths, science and English for grade 10 – 12, but also included an ICT component
  • 2004 / 2005: MultiChoice Africa: Conducted an evaluation of the MultiChoice Africa VUKA! Awards programme which gave newcomers and professional film makers the opportunity to produce Public Service Announcements flighted on the DSTV bouquet of channels.

Evaluation and Research in Science, Technology & Innovation

  • 2011: SAASTA: Conduct a review of the first 10 Years of the National Science Week (NSW) Programme of the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
  • 2008 - 2009: OtherWise Research & Evaluation and EnCompass: Assisted with the evaluation of the Academy of Science in South Africa for a project aimed at strengthening the National Academies of Science
  • 2008: Evalnet / Universalia: Assisted with research methodology and data collection for an evaluation of the impact of UNEP’s Geo4 publication.
  • 2008: OtherWise Research and Evaluation: Contributed to the evaluation of the "First Mile First Inch" Technological Programme implemented in Mozambique funded by the IDRC (international Development Research Centre)

Evaluations of Community-Based Initiatives

  • 2017: Breadsticks Foundation: Ex-post evaluation of the Class Act Programme which was intended to promote community care, literacy and economic development.
  • 2017: Norwegian Band Federation: External review of the Fieldband Foundation's "Putting Down Roots" programme.
  • 2017: SmartStart: Formative evaluation of a social francise model for early childhood education.
  • 2009: Tshikululu Social Investments / First Rand Foundation : Participatory Assessment of the Masibambane and Mascincedane homes for Disabled Children.

Corporate Social Investment Protfolio Assesments

  • 2008 - 2010: Transnet Foundation: Logitudinal impact tracking evaluation for a Saturday School programme (Sharp Minds) involving 400 rural learners in 4 provinces in South Africa. It focussed on Maths, Science and English for grade 10 to 12, including an ICT component.
  • 2008, 2009: French Embassy in Pretoria: Conducted an evaluation of the Fund for Social Development Projects implemented from 2005 - 08. Assisted the Embassy with the pre-screening of applications and evaluation of proposals in terms of OECD DAC criteria.
  • 2008: Eskom Development Foundation: Site-audits of 30 income generating / social development projects in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.
  • 2004:PetroSA: Gap analysis of current reporting practises against sustainability reporting requirements.
  • 2005/06 CARE International: Analysed and reported on quantitative data from approximately 900 projects from 75 countries.
  • 2004:Multichoice: Development and implementation of a monitoring, evaluating and reporting system for corporate investment performance.
  • 2003: Sustainability Research and Intelligence: Development of a quantitative scoring model for data analysis to assess company sustainability performance for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Social Responsibility Index.
  • 2003: PetroSA Development Trust: Review of social investment performance. This included aspects such as: Instrument design, Interview and focus groups, Quantitative and Qualitative analysis and reporting.
  • 2003:MTN Foundation: Review of social investment performance. Including Instrument design, Strategic review, Interviews with focus groops, Quantitative and Qualitative analysis and reporting.
  • 2003: Anglo Platinum: Development of a toolkit for feasibility assessment, management as well as monitoring and evaluation of corporate social investment and local economic development initiatives.