Value Proposition/Case Studies

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Template for Documenting Case Studies

Case Studies

Case Studies are comprised of:

  1. A description of the practice itself
  2. A description of the problems or issues addressed -- in context, taking into account cultural, situational and organizational factors
  3. Analysis of why a given practice is good -- what factors contribute to its success and enable changes?
  4. Analysis of key metrics (i.e., reduced curriculum development time by 20% over 6 month period; increased learning / retention rates by XX% over XX months)
  5. Background information on the lead organisation and relevant partners
  6. Timeline of project activities and milestones - from start to finish

Project Information

What is the Case Study?

Give a short summary (75-100 words)

What is the Content Focus?

  • 15 - 25 words
  • what are the main keywords

Organization Information

  • Name of Organization
  • Department
  • Location: City, Country
  • Focus
  • Strengths
  • Interests

Who is responsible for programming?

  • Who (role, function)
  • What is their position / title?
  • Their Organization

What are / have been the Successful Learning Program OR Intervention?


Who are the Users? E.g. Stakeholders, Audience, Learners


What is the Format?


Why was the Learning Programme(s) originally created?


What problem / challenge did it address?

Explain. Use metrics (numbers) if possible.

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Tip: Example - Address the Challenge of 70% Student Failure Rates

A needs analysis conducted by XXXX in 2000, identified 70% failure rates of secondary students as the top local priority. A simple effective media programme was designed to address it.

As a Result of the Successful Learning Programme, What Happened?

Good practices result from success factors or interventions.

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Tip: Example - Organization Madanphokhara's Success Factors
  • The organization's commitment to the process --- For example, they provided a significant block of prime time for the programmes (now 4.5 hours per week) and free access for teacher-producers to the internet to expand their access to new ideas and information sources;
  • Focus on Long-Term Goals -- Building local capacities is a long term process and needs to grow organically; the Madanpokhara project was designed with long term goals in mind, essentially following students through their last three years of secondary schooling; and;
  • Investment by the Community -- The programmes addressed a critical need for the whole community and therefore people (rather than donors) have invested to sustain it -- resources (the radio station), expertise (teachers), time (students), support (parents).

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Analyse Your Learning Programmes for "success factors" and "good practices".
Include at least three (3) factors or practices. Think about the following:
  • What was different between this learning programme and others? Did these differences contribute to the programme's success?
  • Were stakeholders more 'invested' or involved in the process and implementation?
  • Was the program needs-based? Did it meet a high priority need among stakehoders?
  • How did stakeholders respond to the program?

Learning / Improvement

  • What did you learn from this / what could be improved and why?
  • If performance targets were not achieved, also explain.

Project Timeline / Key Milestones

Describe the project's timeline and key milestones, from start to finish (with major dates, if possible).