Evaluations

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Strategic Evaluations of Priority Programmes in Government

  • 2007 - 2008 National Business Initiative: Conducted high-level interviews for a mid-term review of JIPSA (Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition)
  • 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
  • 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. Review also had an e-learning component

Evaluation of ICT for Education programmes

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Evaluations, Frameworks and planning in the Education Sector

  • 2011 - 2012 AWARD: Technical support as quantitative analyst on CGIAR (Formerly Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) Gender amp; Diversity's Advancing Women in Agricultural Research & Development project.
  • 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.
  • 2010 - 2012 Zenex Foundation: Research into the Reunert College's post-matric model of education development.
  • 2012 - 2013 Bridge: Development of an M&E framework for the South African Extraordinary Schools Coalition and implementation thereof.

Evaluation and Research in Science, Technology & Innovation

  • 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)
  • 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
  • 2011 SAASTA: Designed the evaluation of the SAASTA (South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement) National Science Week.

Evaluation Capacity Building

  • 2013: DG Murray Trust: Technical support on the development of a web-based M&E knowledge resource for community based organizations.
  • 2013: DPME: Co-Author of a DPME (South Africa's Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation) guidance document on Diagnostic Evaluation for use by government officials.
  • 2013/2014: EvalPartners: Development of an online toolkit to support Voluntary Organizations for Evaluation with increasing their governance and activity levels.