Inheriting a Grant Portfolio

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Put yourself in the shoes of a grant maker who takes over a longstanding program, only to learn that it needs to be slimmed down and made more effective. This case  surveys the landscape, then lets you decide what to do.  

Background: Grantmaker Philip Andara knows water-resources management. He knows it as a scholar, having written a dissertation at Cornell on Indonesian irrigation and edited a book on water in Indonesia. Andara arrived in Delhi as well prepared as anyone without prior India experience could be. What his work in Indonesia had not prepared him for, however, was the immensely greater complexity of India's water issues. He spent his first month in Delhi figuring out what to make of the body of work he had inherited. He categorized his grants, looking for thematic and geographic patterns and soon found . . .



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