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Annual Teaching Case and Simulation Competition

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Track 1: Collaborative Problem Solving, Collaborative Governance, and Network Governance and Analysis

Competition Prizes

  • $5,000 for best teaching case
  • $5,000 for best teaching simulation
  • $1,000 honorable mentions

Collaboration is not simply a body of substantive knowledge–it also is a set of skills, attitudes and behaviors. This E-PARCC competition track aims to expand access to high-quality, relevant case studies and simulations focused on helping students and practitioners better understand and enact multiple aspects of collaboration to address public issues and problems.

Public and nonprofit managers, civic leaders and elected officials are rarely unitary supervisors of unitary organizations. Instead, they often find themselves collaborating in multi-organizational networked arrangements, as well as with the public, to solve problems that cannot be solved, or solved easily, by single organizations.

Track 2: Collaborative Methods in International Development

Competition Prizes

  • $5,000 for best teaching case
  • $1,000 honorable mentions

Learning approaches that emphasize participatory, collaborative and conflict-sensitive strategies and skills have been found to be effective for enhancing public policy and managerial capacities. Such learning, however, often depends on having relevant case materials that address the situation-specific requirements of diverse audiences.

This E-PARCC competition track aims to expand the knowledge base of case studies and teaching materials about collaborative methods in international development in transition and conflict countries.

All prizes are supported by the Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize for Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development.

February 15

The annual competition is open now until February 15. This year's winners will be announced in September.

Please reach out to Tina Nabatchi, director of PARCC, with any questions (

2022 Competition Winners

StopPalu: Advancing Community-focused Fight against Malaria in Guinea

Benudhar Sahu and Indu Perepu, IBS Case Research Center

2022 First Place Award, Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development

Water For You and Me, or Water for Us? Regional Collaboration in Drinking Water Systems

Kate Albrecht and Jason Michnick, University of Illinois-Chicago

2022 Winner, Collaborative Governance Teaching Case and Simulation Prize

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