Case study

The increasing popularity of case studies in public policy promotion and program evaluation is demonstrated by the prominence of “best practices” publications in the public policy literature. The goal of these “best practices” generally is to encourage similar program development on the part of other businesses or organizations. Case studies also are popular for exploring “innovative” policies and programs designed to facilitate entrepreneurship. At CILA we use case studies to assess the prevalence of a phenomenon. They help to observe interesting behavioral patterns or correlated phenomena in businesses which then transcends into making informed decisions in different contexts.