Instructions for submitting a case study

Interested in submitting a case study to CGHDDE? Please see the following to see if your projects are
eligible for submission.

Submit a Case Study

Which type of project is eligible for submission?

We will accept submissions if the following criteria are met:

  • Implementation-science focused: The project captures effectiveness measures and outlines lessons for scale-up of an intervention
  • Evaluation-based: The project was carried out using a rigorous evaluation methodology including randomized controlled trial, quasi-experimental design, realist evaluation, feminist evaluation, process evaluations, program evaluation, etc. We will prioritize projects that have a strong impact component.
  • Relevance: The project is relevant and replicable in another real-world setting by a policymaker or a practitioner.
What are the steps for publishing a case study?
  • Check if your project qualifies our eligibility criteria
  • Submit the form
  • Upon submission, you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit further details.
  • The editorial team will review your case study, decide whether we publish it based on eligibility criteria, and then approve your case study submission. We will also edit the case study in partnership with the submitting organization or an individual author. We will publish your case study and credit you and your organization as appropriate.
What goes into a case study?

The case studies chosen on the CGHDDE platform will have the following template:
BACKGROUND/PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Include background on the issue and its importance.

We recommend the Situation-Complication-Question structure:

  • Situation: What is the broader context/situation of the work (e.g. “HIV/AIDS is responsible for X deaths worldwide”
  • Complication/Challenge: What is the motivating challenge or tension that underpins the work (e.g. “Despite significant efforts to reduce the HIV burden, practitioners have struggled to overcome barrier Y”)
  • Question: What question or focus area does this compel you to address in your work (e.g. “This work aims to address the question of Z in order to address barrier Y”). This could be a research question or evaluation question.


  • What is the program you implemented?
  • Who was involved?
  • What are the relevant contextual conditions (political/social/cultural)? 


  • What is the impact of the program or your key findings of its effectiveness?


  • What are the reflections from the findings, why should one pay attention to the study findings? And looking back at a study’s implementation, thinking about the conditions, what are the points to bear in mind regarding implementation?
  • Cost: If relevant, what is the cost (or cost-effectiveness) of the intervention (per capita, or of the project overall)?


  • What made it succeed? What made it fail?
  • What have you learned about what works or not, and why?


  • What are the implications of this work for policy-makers and implementers?

Please watch our video for details on how to submit the case study and how to develop one. You could model your case study on the ones that already exist on our platform. 


Visual and supplementary content:
  • Images: Please provide 1-5 images relating to the work (with appropriate image credit and sources) that we can include in the case study - .jpg or .png in high resolution if possible
  • Call-out quotes: Please supply 1-2 call-out quotes that we can use to break up the text in the case study. These can be quotes from users/participants, researchers, or policymakers relating to either this work itself or the broader context of the issue being addressed by the work. Please provide a URL to the relevant source so that we can hyperlink it. For example: “Coverage is not enough, we need to be delivering quality, affordable, accessible services to all.” Agnes Binagwaho, Minister for Health, Rwanda.
  • Call-out statistics: Please supply 1-2 high-impact statistics that we can use to break up the text in the case study. These can be about the impact of the intervention or the scale of the problem the intervention is addressing. Please provide a URL to the relevant source so we can hyperlink it. For example: “Botswana saw a dramatic drop in AIDS-related deaths from a high of 21,000 in 2002 to 5,800 in 2013”.
  • Charts/graphs: If there are any relevant charts or graphs, feel free to include these. .jpg or .png format is preferred.
Tags and keywords:

Tags/keywords help people search and find your case study, and improve the search engine optimization (SEO) of the website. Please do not worry too much about getting these tags right - the team will refine them based on the content of the piece and to ensure they fit with the other works and site.

  • Region: Please list the geographic region(s) the work relates to (e.g. “Latin America”)

○ Global
○ Africa
○ Asia/Middle East
○ Latin America and the Caribbean
○ North America

  • Country: Please list the country(or countries, as applicable) the work relates to (e.g. “Chile, Colombia”)
  • Health area: Please list the health area(s) the work relates to (e.g. “HIV/AIDS”, “Maternal and child health”)
  • Methodology: Please list the methodologies/approaches the work involves (e.g. “implementation science”, “impact evaluation”, “randomized controlled trial”)
  • Keywords: Select up to 8 keywords/phrases that cover the key topics of the piece (note: these might be similar to the health area/methodology tags - that is okay. The health area/methodology tags will be used to filter entries by the drop-down menu. The keywords will only be used in searches.)