With the Projectisation of the World, The Time is Right to Unravel Why International Development Project (IDP) Failure is Prevalent

Lawrence G. Boakye, Li Liu
2016 Universal Journal of Management  
International Development Projects (IDPs) are plagued with failure although they have become and will remain an important instrument of activating and achieving development in developing countries. They are failing at an astonishing rate, despite genuine management efforts. This paper looks into IDP failure using three real-world classic examples of failed IDPs and confirms a marked consistency in factors that cause failure of both IDPs and conventional projects. It identifies and describes
more » ... s and describes some common factors for IDP failure with a view to understanding them so as to reduce the rate of their failure. The paper introduces new stimulating research ideas and provides a platform for the incremental accumulation of future research on IDPs. Findings will benefit project professionals, especially IDP professionals, development-oriented organisations and the International Development Body of Knowledge.
doi:10.13189/ujm.2016.040301 fatcat:lztlkeewtbbrpbulqcyjkdyhaa