Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2010

Pratham - Every Child in School and Learning Well

by Srikant M. Datar, Stacey M. Childress, Rachna Tahilyani and Anjali Raina

Abstract

The case focuses on how Pratham, a non-governmental organization, provided quality education to underprivileged children in India by collaborating with the government. It focuses on the problem Madhav Chavan, the founder, is trying to solve, the contributing factors that have caused this problem not to be solved till now, Madhav's theory of change, questions about whether these activities (inputs) will affect the outputs and have an impact, what will it take and how will we know if Pratham is successful, and recommendations about what Madhav should do next.

Keywords: Non-Governmental Organizations; Collaborative Innovation and Invention; Social and Collaborative Networks; Performance Evaluation; Change Management; Organizational Design; Early Childhood Education; Management Systems; Strategy; Quality; Education Industry; India;

Citation:

Datar, Srikant M., Stacey M. Childress, Rachna Tahilyani, and Anjali Raina. "Pratham - Every Child in School and Learning Well." Harvard Business School Case 110-001, January 2010.