Guide 3: This document offers a wealth of additional material designed to complement the practical guidance contained in the first two Case Study Guides, including tools for writing the case study report and conducting fieldwork. Specifically, this guide contains resources including descriptions of activities and services common to OVC programs, sample interview guides, practical advice on planning and conducting focus groups, a guardian consent form for child participation, a photography consent form, and a sample OVC case study description handout to share with stakeholders.
MEASURE Evaluation conducted research on programs for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in five unique settings — two in Kenya and three in Tanzania. Case studies were the first phase of MEASURE Evaluation’s targeted evaluations and began the process of information sharing on lessons learned in programming for OVC. Additional evaluation activities under the MEASURE Evaluation targeted evaluation activity included an impact assessment and costing activity for four of the five selected programs.
Case study information-gathering activities included program document review; program site visits, including discussions with local staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, and community members; and observations of program activities. The primary audience for these case studies includes OVC program implementers in Kenya, Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa, as well as relevant policy makers, funding agencies addressing OVC needs, and other local and international stakeholders.
Suggested citation: Thurman, T.R., DeMarco, K. P., Lavin, B., Littrell, M., Yu, S., &Taylor, T.M. (2009). A Resource Guide: Developing a Case Study of Programs Serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Resource 3: Tools for Case Study Development. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of International Health and Development.