The Case Study Project was a one-year programme developed by The Partnering Initiative in collaboration with the Alcan Prize for Sustainability and SEED (Supporting Entrepreneurs for Environment and Development) in 2005.
The aims of the project were to:
- Provide insights into the process of successful cross-sector partnering
- Create better case study collection and dissemination methods
- Build professional competencies and skills in this area
- Establish a benchmark for good practice in case study work
- Deepen understanding of how case studies may be used more effectively as tools for change
The project developed a number of tools and methodologies for data collection, verification, analysis and presentation and tested them on a range of partnership case studies from widely different contexts. As part of this collaborative project, a workshop for partnership practitioners in February 2005 and an online Practitioners Exchange Network were set up to ensure a wider selection of views and experiences.
- Primary research and adaptation of 5 partnership case studies
- A series of commissioned papers offering insights into the process of developing partnership case studies
- Publication: Case Study Toolbook
As part of the Case Study Project, The Partnering Initiative commissioned a series of papers entitled “Making the Case; Partnership Case Studies As Tools for Change”, to offer insights into the process of developing partnership case studies.
The papers (which represent the opinions of the authors, not necessarily of The Partnering Initiative) aim to encourage partnership practitioners to reflect on the challenges and benefits of developing fit-for-purpose partnership case studies that capture the partnering process and meet the objectives of the partnership and the needs of the target audience.
Partnership Case Studies in Context (Leda Stott)
Learning Case Studies: Definitions and Applications (Sehr Hussain-Khaliq)
Different Researcher Perspectives: A Socratean Dialogue (Tracey Keatman)
Emerging ‘Good Practice’ in Case Study Work (Sehr Hussain-Khaliq)
Case Study Research Relationships (Melanie Rein)
Case Study Entry Points: Drivers and Implications (Minu Hemmati)
Data Collection Challenges (Sasha Hurrell)
Getting Real: Research Findings from the Case Study Project (Sasha Hurrell)
Aimed at partnership practitioners worldwide, The Case Study Toolbook is designed to help individuals to create their own case studies more successfully. Click here for more information and to download the toolbook.