Classic Case - Managing Success:  Partners for Development Reorganizes its Dongola Office

Managing Success: Partners for Development Reorganizes its Dongola Office


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  • Product Description

    This case deals with different management problems in a large, international non-government organization, Partners for Development. The case describes the management aftermath of successful anti-famine programs in the African nation of Dongola. A new country manager of Partners for Development's program in Dongola finds a variety of development programs in disarray, along with hints of corruption and incompetence. The manager must decide whether to make personnel changes -- including the possibility of hiring or promoting Dongolan natives, rather than Western professionals -- and which of a variety of programs should be retained. This is a disguised case with many aspects from a variety of African non-government organization settings included. It is not meant to represent any country in particular.

  • Other Details

    Publication Date: January 01, 1995
    Teaching Plan: Available with Educator Access
    HKS Case Number: 1282.0
    Case Author: Christine Letts, David Eddy Spicer
    Faculty Lead: Christine Letts
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 20
    Setting: Africa
    Language: English
    Funding Source: CARE and the Curriculum Development Fund of the Kennedy School of Government
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 16-25
    _geography: Africa
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