Case Study - IDRF - Flood Response 2022 - Sujit Boishnob

Purpose of Case Studies 


Case studies are an excellent tool used in the monitoring and evaluation of a project. IDRF requires a minimum of two case study submissions per reporting period to highlight some of the unique experiences and stories of IDRF’s project beneficiaries.  A case study is more than a simple reiteration of the services a beneficiary received under a specific project. A case study should tell a unique story of a beneficiary and should demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of a project in addressing specific challenges outlined in the project agreement. A case study should explain the short and long-term benefits a beneficiary received as a participant of an IDRF project. Overall, case studies involve looking at one experience in-depth and showing how this experience relates to the broader picture. 


When structured, developed, and written correctly, a case study should engage the reader by clearly describing the situational context and the challenge(s) faced by a particular beneficiary. It highlights the importance of the current project and why there is a need for such programming. When shared through social media, case studies are extremely useful in raising awareness about specific global issues and encourage the reader to act and learn more about a project.


Developing Case Studies 


There are many ways to develop and structure a case study. For this project, a case study should be framed as a story having three main components: (1) a main character; in this case, the main character would be a project beneficiary, (2) a problem; this should include a description of the challenge(s) experienced by that beneficiary, and lastly (3) a solution; the solution should be a description of how that beneficiary’s participation in this project improved or mitigated the identified challenges.


Case Study Framework  


As previously stated, the purpose of a case study is to inform, engage and mobilize the reader to take action, learn more and remain engaged in the project and the work of the organizations involved. The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for all case study submissions ensuring consistency and compliance with IDRF reporting requirements. 


Please note: Case study submissions are required at all scheduled reporting periods outlined on the payment and reporting schedule of the project agreement. Each case study should be accompanied by a minimum of two high-resolution, full-length JPEG photo attachments. Please DO NOT copy and paste pictures into this template as this affects the quality of the photos. Please complete the following framework by providing a minimum of two case studies per reporting period.



Project Title

Emergency Family Pack for Flood Victim in Bangladesh




Sylhet Division, Sunamganj District, Chhatak Upazila 


Food Security and Nutrition

Project Beneficiary 

Indicate the [name] and [age] of the beneficiary featured in this case study. 

Sujit Boishnob (Male), age 32 years

Challenges experienced by beneficiary 

Describe the unique challenges faced by the beneficiary specific to the project sector. [Please include this information in point form]


  • Physical Disability 
  • Livelihood hampered due to flood
  • His only house washed away in flood
  • Only bread winner for the family 

Project impact

Describe the how this project improved or mitigated the challenges identified by the beneficiary. Please describe the short-term and long-term benefits of this project. [Please include this information in point form]


  • Ensured distribution of nutritious food which enables the break  
  • Reduced the sufferings of his family 

Completed Case Study (minimum of 2 paragraphs)

Insert the completed full-length case study. 


Visually impaired Sujit Boishnob, son of Sokhichoron Boishnob is a resident of the Jamura village under Islampur Union, Chhatak, Sunamganj. In his 32 years of life Sujit could not get married because of his disability. Being the only family to his old parents, Sujit had to take the responsibility of earning money by performing music for other people. All this changed when the massive flood hit the Northern part of Bangladesh, including their village. His only house got washed away by the force of flood water. What Sujit earned by performing music in the village market also stopped after the flood. “Everyone is going through a hard time right now. Who will help me?” was the heartfelt confession of Sujit.

Like everyone, Sujit and his family also had to vacant their house and live in the nearby shelter for more than 20 days. He received some flood relief while living in the shelter but it has stopped now. Although he managed to stand a roof over their head with the help of his neighbors, the house remained without any fence. Now they have to constantly worry about getting food every day.

During these needy times, the news of food donation from Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha and IDRF came as a ray of hope to Sujit and his parents. “I am so happy for receiving this much goods from GUSS and IDRF.” said Sujit. He thanked GUSS and IDRF for giving him a hope for better days.

Beneficiary Quotation #1

Include a direct quotation from the beneficiary describing the unique challenges experienced by the beneficiary.


“Everyone is going through a hard time right now. Who will help me?” 

Beneficiary Quotation #2

Include a direct quotation from the beneficiary describing the positive impact of the project in relation to the challenges described above. 


“I am so happy for receiving these goods from GUSS and IDRF.”


Provide a brief description of the case study pictures provided. Please ensure each case study is accompanied by a minimum of two pictures featuring the beneficiary participating in the project activities. 

The pictures were taken during distribution. Pictures are attached as Annex-6