Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Governance of tomorrow’s international development projects (IDPs): flexible or rigid?

Lawrence G. Boakye
Project Management Program, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia Australia
Li Liu
Senior Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia


Although International Development Projects (IDPs) remain important instruments for activating and achieving sectoral and national development in the developing world, they often fall short of making their desired impact because they are implemented under challenging conditions with rigid procedures. This paper illustrates that flexibility is critical to the success of IDPs as it improves their effectiveness. It contributes to literature on IDPs and flexibility and is thus beneficial to IDP professionals, development organizations and the International Development Body of Knowledge.

Keywords: International Development Projects, Governance, Flexibility.



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