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The case begins in Spring 2007 with Paul Shoemaker and Ruth Jones, the respective executive directors of Social Venture Partners (SVP) Seattle and Social Venture Partners International (SVPI).

A United Nations hydrologist discovers the political complexity of adopting an environmentally sound riparian resource plan for the Zambezi River, which flows through eight African nations. The case asks students to identify the political problem or problems threatening a technically sound environmental plan.

This case focuses on the complex political structure of managing a riparian resource in developing countries.

A skeptical consultant sets out to evaluate a rural development project and discovers it to be a genuine success, then ponders how to analyze its strengths and write a report that will help similar initiatives gain support.

Yumeko Shirooka is a consultant hired by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to evaluate development activities in China.

A local Philippine organization collaborates with PATH, an international nonprofit organization to implement an environmental management project. This case gives students an opportunity to consider the dilemmas that commonly arise in institutional relationships between culturally dissimilar organizations.

This case is written from the perspective of Lemia Simbulan, director of the Andres Soriano Foundation (ASF), a local Philippine organization collaborating with PATH, an international nonprofit org

A team of Japanese medical experts and their Thai counterparts disagree on the priorities of a health project focused on HIV/AIDS care and prevention. As it nears completion, the question becomes how to evaluate the project's impact.

This three part case involves a broad, complex health project, funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and implemented as a collaboration between Japanese and Thai teams.