Case Study Search

Displaying results 11 - 20 of 33

Portrays the high cost and high risks of Korea.

This two-part case is based on the history of South Korean development in the 1960s and 1970s.

Oaxacan Indigenous Binational Front educates migrants about their rights and assists with improving wages and working conditions. With many Oaxacans migrating between the U.S. and Mexico, the coalition has offices and members in the two countries.

Oaxacans represent a range of indigenous groups from southeastern Mexico. The groups speak 16 different languages. Their cultures and customs are neither American nor Spanish.

An organization in Japan that supports a language training institute in Myanmar (formerly Burma) finds resistance when it seeks to influence Japanese instruction methods at the institute.

This is a case about conflicting visions of an organization's purpose. Terakoya Support is a Japanese NGO that supports language courses taught in Myanmar.

National Student Aid Board is inefficient almost to the point of collapse. Case describes the fundamental transformation that restored the agency, and elicits discussion of problem definition, organizational productivity, and operational capacity.

New leadership appointed to head Sweden's National Student Aid Board faces a near desperate situation.

Illustrates a typical situation of a developing country where privatization or commercialization of public authority has taken place. Students must search for ways to balance useful market forces with comprehensive government planning.

This finely woven case takes place in Marinesia and depicts the joint efforts of an overseas cooperation agency and a government aid agency to investigate the pollution of the Manzana River, which

This teaching note accompanies the Mikhukhu People case, which is available from the Kennedy School of Government, and it demonstrates how to determine the mission of a nonprofit organization amid shifting political circumstances and market demands.

This teaching note is provided to emphasize the importance of occasionally reassessing the ability of an organization to fulfill the needs of the clients it serves in the face of changing circumsta

The overarching goal of this case is to step away, for a moment, from Payatas and comprehend the challenges of urban waste management in developing countries. These public health, environmental, and management problems are caused by various factors which constrain the development of effective solid waste management systems. With this mindset, students should be able to discuss how Payatas was able to overcome technical, financial, institutional, economic, and social constrains. 

Since 2001, the Payatas site in Quezon City, Metro Manila, has been transformed from an open dumpsite, into a controlled waste disposal facility, and recently into a sanitary landfill.

When an aid worker arrives in remote Nepal, she discovers that local politics of ethnicity, gender and caste may be incompatible with the ideals of the development agency.

Run Before You Get Shot Down is a case about cross cultural communication to manage conflicts that arise in international development projects.

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.