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This case analyzes the challenges facing PANDA, a private-sector interest group, as they decide how to move forward in a complex political environment. Students must keep in mind the nature of the political regime in Pandora, the various components and goals of PANDA, and the relative positions of other political stakeholders.
Mahiz Shewen is the president of the Pandoran Development Authority (PANDA), a group of private sector leaders with civic action interests in the Southeast Asian republic of Pandora.
This case study examines the structure of an organizational network as a way to create cities resilient to climate change. It take a look at the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network and presents different methods used to create network sustainability specifically how the network planned to replicate its work from city to city and from country to country. This replication process is essential to ACCCRN's model of success and depends on organizations functioning at the local, country, and regional levels.
Cities of developing countries are perhaps the most vulnerable for climate change.
This case covers challenges of varied stakeholder groups cooperating to solve serious health and environmental problems in one of the largest cities in the world, both English and Spanish versions are posted on the website.
Sustainability and the Mexico City Lake Basin and Sustenibilidad en la Cuenca del Lago de la Ciudad de Mexico, both English and Spanish versions are available.
This case serves as a basis for class discussion of why good policy ideas might fail to be implemented or taken up on the agenda. Dr. Viau’s perspective allows students to consider the strategic planning and framing necessary in developing, presenting, and advocating a policy idea in a complex environment.
Dr. Albert Viau has developed a national physician’s assistant program to help solve the problem of rural health service delivery in Republica, a mountainous Central American country.
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
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
This case should first get students to think about the multifaceted nature of sustainable development decisions and assess the various constituencies and incentive structures involved. Second, the case raises some counterintuitive questions and encourages students to challenge their preconceived ideas. Lastly, after reading the case, students should be able to discuss the role that energy plays in economic growth and sustainable development.
In 2008, rolling blackouts crippled South Africa’s economy, which is highly dependent on energy-intensive industries such as mining and manufacturing.
This case can be used in a graduate level public management and leadership course to allow students to consider different approaches for Vice Minister Quesada in implementing major organizational change and how he handles the pressures upon him as a person and leader. This case can also be used in a leadership and organizational performance course to evaluate Quesada’s restructuring approach in managing rural health implementation and how to monitor and focus attention. Finally, this case could be used in a management course related to international development in the health sector to analyze the complex environment public manager’s face in implementing sweeping organizational changes in the developing world as well as his tactics for dealing with institutional opposition.
The case narrator is doing research on the health sector in Portobello—an alias for a Central American country—and follows Vice Health Minister Jose Manuel Quesada as he implements several major po
This case is a useful teaching tool in a graduate course focusing on international development, humanitarian relief, logistics, and coordination and collaboration with other agencies.
This case focuses on the challenges and dramatic programmatic changes facing George Lewis, the Rwanda Mission Director to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).