Case Study – IDRF – Food and NFI Support – Noor Begum

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 act, 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

“Food and NFI Support for the Rohingya and Host Population in Bangladesh”.




Ukhiya Upazila, Cox’s Bazar District, Chittagong Division 


Food and NFI

Project Beneficiary 

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

Noor Begum (Female), age 60 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]


  • Noor Begum has to rely on her son and daughter for financial and other support as she got old.   
  • She highly depends on other project for humanitarian support
  • Due to last flooding event, her shelter was heavily damaged so that cold air of winter can easily pass. 
  • Due to the poverty whereas she cannot afford three meal a day, buying NFI items like blanket and winter clothes is almost impossible.

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]


  • The support will somewhat release the effect of this winter season for her family 
  • Protect her family members from cold related diseases 
  • Somewhat saved the money of purchasing blanket for the family members
  • Different donor agencies may show their interest on such projects and take learnings from this project 

Completed Case Study (minimum of 2 paragraphs)

Insert the completed full-length case study. 


The Rohingya people have witnessed decades of systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar.  After being tortured, threatened, and vandalized like others, Noor Begum (60) and her family were forcibly migrated to Bangladesh in 2017. She is a mother of two daughter and a son. After marriage of two daughters, she has been living at camp-4 with her only son.  


Fleeing from the Myanmar Army, the life of Noor Begum was no better. Starvation, poor WASH facilities, shanty shelters are synonymous for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya like her. During this winter, the agony of her family reaches to the next level as they are living in broken and damaged shelter, cold winter breeze can easily pass in to her shelters. Lack of proper protection from winter, they suffered a lot this winter. 


Noor Begum received a blanket from Food and NFI Support for the Rohingya and Host Population in Bangladesh project funded by IDRF and implemented by GUSS. She expects the blanket will somewhat reduce the agony of this winter. She was telling that, two shawl (clothes, loosely worn over the shoulders, upper body and arms) for her and the son would have better if she receives along with this blanket. She conveyed gratitude to IDRF and GUSS for such winter support. 

Beneficiary Quotation #1

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


“This winter we did not get enough support from other organization. Hence we have been suffering from the beginning of winter”. 

Beneficiary Quotation #2

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


“My family is grateful to IDRF & GUSS for this blanket. Hopefully it will be helpful to ease the sufferings of winter this time”. 


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