Cremes International

Welcome to CREMES International's
Project Design Support Department!

Transforming Ideas into Impactful Projects

At CREMES International, we specialize in providing comprehensive support for project design and development. With our technical expertise and deep understanding of specific contexts, particularly the healthcare system in Tanzania, we offer valuable insights for project conceptualization and design. Our team consists of professionals with extensive global research experience who excel at identifying key evidence gaps through thorough literature reviews and stakeholder consultations.

Our range of services includes:

  • Customizing research designs, identifying potential respondents, and determining appropriate data collection methods.
  • Crafting and refining study instruments, including formulating tools and conducting meticulous pre-testing.
  • Providing guidance on optimal study sites, ensuring the selection of locations that enhance the relevance and impact of the research.
  • Establishing connections with local collaborators to facilitate seamless project execution and knowledge exchange.


We take pride in our sector-specific expertise, which enables clients to gather robust evidence and strengthen their project concepts. With our broad knowledge of various contexts and unwavering commitment to quality, we empower our clients to make impactful, well-informed decisions, thereby enhancing their research plans and achieving outstanding results.

At CREMES International, we are your trusted partner in turning research ideas into impactful projects.


Pathfinder International, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

November 2023 - March 2024

CREMES International provided support in the design, including determining sample sizes and developing data collection instruments, for the ” Final evaluation of the modified Beyond Bias model on the provision of unbiased care to adolescents and youths in 24 public health facilities of Mbeya and Songwe regions”.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

June 2022 - December 2022

CREMES International assisted in the design phase, including the calculation of sample sizes and the formulation of data gathering tools, for the endline evaluation of the “Ujana Wangu, Nguvu Yangu (translated as ‘My Youth, My Power)” Project in the Kigoma region of Tanzania.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

August 2021 - December 2021

A consultant from CREMES International was instrumental in designing the endline evaluation for the “Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) Best Practices Documentation” Project, which was implemented in the Shinyanga Region from 2013 to 2015. The consultancy work included the development of sample sizes and data collection instruments tailored to capture the significant outcomes and lessons learned from the AGI project, focusing on enhancing the well-being and empowerment of adolescent girls.

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), Tanzania

June - August 2021

A senior consultant at CREMES International (previously CSK Research Solutions) contributed to the design of data collection tools for the mid-term evaluation of the Family Planning and Reproductive Health Component of the Integrated Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania (LCWT) Project. The CREMES team also engaged in data collection across four districts in Kigoma and Katavi regions, managing data and composing the evaluation report.

German Development Cooperation (GIZ), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

October 2020 – April 2021

CREMES International designed and assessed the Newborn Triage Checklist (NTC) intervention for GIZ in Tanzania. Our senior consultants developed the study protocol and all data collection tools, which the CREMES team used to collect and manage data, and also participated in writing the report. Furthermore, findings were disseminated to project implementers and government officials.

Population Council, Washington DC

March - December 2019

Senior consultants from CREMES International were integral to the team that planned the mid-term performance evaluation of the USAID-funded SBCC (Tulonge Afya) project, implemented by Family Health International (FHI360) across Tanzania. Our consultants collaborated with Population Council researchers in designing the evaluation and drafting and piloting the evaluation instruments.

Dexis Consulting Group, Washington DC

May - October 2017

A CREMES International consultant provided essential input to the end-line evaluation design of the USAID-funded RESPOND Tanzania Project (RTP), conducted by EngenderHealth from 2012-2017. The consultant’s expertise in Tanzanian health systems, specifically in family planning and reproductive health, significantly contributed to the evaluation methodology and tools.

WaterAid, Tanzania

December 2015 – February 2016

Contracted by WaterAid Tanzania, CREMES International supported the development of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) toolkit. This project involved technical design input, drafting data collection tools, leading a stakeholders’ workshop, and conducting a WASH situation analysis in Babati district using the developed toolkit.

Department for International Development (UK) (DFID), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

September 2015, October 2014 & September 2014

A CREMES International consultant was twice part of the Technical Review Panel for the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) funding applications, providing technical assessments, and scoring. Additionally, the consultant offered support to applicants to develop full business plans in line with HDIF requirements.

Jhpiego, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

January - June 2014

A CREMES International consultant assisted in developing the study protocol and data collection tools for a mixed-methods study on “HIV Sexual Partner Tracing for Voluntary Counseling and Testing” in the Njombe region. This included conducting literature reviews and drafting all sections of the protocol.