Case Study - IDRF – Qurbani Project 2022 – Rafiqul Islam

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

Qurbani Project for Rohingya and Vulnerable Host Population in Bangladesh. 




Chattogram Division, Cox’s Bazar District, Ramu Upazila.


Food Security and Nutrition 

Project Beneficiary 

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

Rafiqul Islam (Male), age 35 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]


  • Life styles of host community are getting expensive day by day to Rohingya influx. 
  • Struggling to provide food for his family
  • Inability to provide nutritious food, education and clothing
  • Low income 

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]


  • Providing her family with nutritious food
  • Spreading the joy of Eid
  • Reducing the sufferings of his family 

Completed Case Study (minimum of 2 paragraphs)

Insert the completed full-length case study. 


Rafiqul Islam is a 35-year-old man living in ward 8 of Ramu Upazila alongside his wife and two sons of age 6 and 2 years. As a day laborer, his life is riddled with hardship, and he constantly struggles to provide food for his family. On average he earns 300 taka per day, and with the Rohingya influx, availability of work has also been on the decline. With each passing day, food prices in the local market are increasing as well. With such little income, it has now become impossible for Rafiqul Islam to provide good clothing, quality education, and nutritious food for his family. He is always anxious about the future that lies in store for his sons. Though Rafiqul does not have a formal education, he still understands its value and so wants to be able to provide that for his children. Quality clothing that lasts long is expensive, and due to the recent price hikes, it has also become difficult for him to bring food to the table.

Eating meat on Eid day has been a dream for Rafiqul Islam’s family. During this Eid-Ul-Adha, with the help of IDRF, they all received a share of meat from Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha (GUSS). He is elated as his family’s wish has been granted.

Rafiqul is very thankful to IDRF & GUSS. “I am actually speechless. I never thought that someone would help us like this. I am ever grateful for receiving this generous gift on Eid. It is such a wonderful, happy day for my children and family. Thank you IDRF & GUSS.” said Rafiqul Islam. He now hopes that IDRF & GUSS will help them in the future to lead better lives. 

Beneficiary Quotation #1

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


“I am actually speechless, I never thought that someone can help us by providing meat on Eid day to make it a happy day for my children and family.” 

Beneficiary Quotation #2

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


“Thank you IDRF & GUSS.”


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