Knowledge is Power, but Understanding is Everything
The building blocks of society.
We all live in communities, no matter how we define them. Whether by age, geography, gender, economic status, the list is almost endless. Every community is bound together by common interests, by shared ambitions and experiences.
Similarly, every community wants to grow healthier, often in the face of serious deprivation and neglect.
Strategies aiming to address these issues often flounder on a lack of appropriate information and understanding of the real forces at play. This is what Social Surveys was established 36 years ago to tackle – a deeper understanding of community dynamics as a foundation for effective social strategies.
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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER BUT UNDERSTANDING IS EVERYTHING
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With COVID-19 revealing the divides between the haves and the have-nots and continuously skyrocketing social inequality, the role played by monitoring and evaluation cannot be downplayed. At its core, monitoring and evaluation provide us with answers in terms of how we are moving towards a society that is more just and equitable. We need to track the progress we are making with the National Development Plan and Sustainable Development Goals, and monitoring and evaluation is one of our most important scientific tools to do that objectivity.
Part 1: The proliferation of intervention programmes and thinking for sustainable education intervention or En-core Issues
In response to the challenges for education in South Africa, a range of actors aim to drive change and provide interventions that can positively impact education in South Africa. Many interventions take an approach which goes against the discourses centred around the failure of
Part 2: Building a response to education- Reflections on the approach to school-based education interventions or Kaleidoscopic Chameleon Eyes
Opportunity for reflection: A concerted effort from a range of actors sees interventions and studies in the field of school-based education. This is a continuous and dialogical reflection on the general models by which the topic is approached as well as some of the