Case Study - IDRF - Ramadan Project 2022 - Noor Bahar

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

Ramadan Food Support for Vulnerable Rohingya and Host Population in Bangladesh. 




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


Food Security and Nutrition 

Project Beneficiary 

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

Noor Bahar (female), age 27 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]


  • Not having enough food that her children wanted to have as they can earn on their own. 
  • Malnutrition of children as she cannot provide delicious and nutritious food to them.
  • They are deprived of the diversity of food. 

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]


  • Made the children happy as they found diverse delicious food 
  • It will mitigate the gap in nutrition
  • This intervention will help them to observe a pleasant Ramadan and Eid 

Completed Case Study (minimum of 2 paragraphs)

Insert the completed full-length case study. 


Noor Bahar (FCN-187010), 27 years old woman who has been living at block C in camp 4 since September 2017 with her husband and three children. On 25 August 2017 when the Myanmar military started to invade the civilian people without any reason. A lot of assaulting, assassination, vandalizing, setting fire the houses & business centers, raping the women and girls occurred recklessly in front of her. Eventually finding no other ways of saving lives, she with her husband & child came to Bangladesh in September 2017, on her way she faced a lot of untold obstacles and a tedious situations like life risk, starvation, sleeplessness, prolonged walking etc. 

In Bangladesh firstly she led her life with a tiresome situation in terms of shelter, food security, water supply, sanitation, and necessary health services.  Gradually she began to receive different types of assistance from different organizations. She receives regular food support from WFP which includes rice,oil, lentils etc. But Her children always cherish eating other foods like sweets, shemai, Biryani, Parata etc.  

After receiving Ramadan food pack from Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha funded by IDRF she and her children became very happy. This food pack will provide food support to them for many days and will also fulfill their nutritional needs. She never dreamt that she can get such kind of foods. She became busy preparing biryani and sweet Shemai as her children can’t resist their appetite.

Beneficiary Quotation #1

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


“I will make biryani with aromatic rice which my small children want to eat. I am very happy as I never got this kind of Ramadan food pack in my refuge life.” Thanks a lot, IDRF and GUSS for giving this huge food pack in the month of Ramadan,” said Noor Bahar. 

Beneficiary Quotation #2

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


Allah will help you as you have provided us abundant foods in this holy month of Ramadan” said Noor Bahar with very emotionally”


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