Research Reports

 

Policy briefs cover a wide range of topics on development for both social and economic aspects.

 

CREATING ECD LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

A literature review on the importance of creating environments that will foster quality learning and encourage good behaviour and the way of life in ECD centres.

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ECD CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE REPORT

A compilation of presentations from different researchers and practitioners in the ECD sector on the Centre of Excellence for ECD that the University of Fort Hare is establishing.

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ECD PRACTITIONER SERVICES

A literature review to establish the theory based on ECD practitioners’ practices in SA and on a global scale to inform the longitudinal study on ECD.

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HEALTH AND NUTRITION IN ECD

A literature review to establish theory on the importance of nutrition in the development of the children accessing the Early Childhood Development services.

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PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN ECD

A research on external environment influencing parental involvement in children’s learning outcomes at ECD centres.

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NUTRITION AND HEALTH SYSTEMS IN ECD

A literature review on Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological System Theory that can affect the development of the individual child.

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PARTICIPATION IN FOOD SECURITY ACTIVITIES IN SA

The research investigates the food security system and how resources of a household determine its access to food and nutrition.

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FUNDING CONSTRAINTS AND CHALLENGES FACING CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS IN SA

Research on challenges facing CSOs stemming from the perceptions that funding in this sector decreased.

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INCOME GENERATION ACTIVITIES IN SA

Analysis of income generating initiatives in SA with the focus on CSO's in supporting such activities.

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CHALLENGES FACING THE ECD SECTOR IN SA

A Comprehensive Research report on Early Childhood Development to the National Development Agency (NDA).
 
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STATE OF THE CSO SECTOR IN SA REVIEW 

A report on the global and local context that has shaped civil society in SA through focussing on accountability, sustainability and capacity of CSOs today.

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ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP, DIALOGUE AND PARTNERSHIPS

A situational analysis of the Civil Society Sector in the Western Cape.

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Capacity Building

Provincial NDA Advisory Centres are walk-in places where trained personnel provide information, counseling support, guidance, and referral services to members of the public…

GRANT FUNDING

The NDA provides grants to civil society organisations through two methods, namely, Request For Proposals (RFP) and Programme Formulation.

early childhood development

Early Childhood Development (ECD) funding and assistance are available for children in need of resources to enable them to realise their full potential.

projects management

The NDA part takes in in the managing of a variety of programmes established and sustained in order to encourage development initiatives for communities in need.

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