Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Project management in the international aid sector: the perspective of Italian NGOs

Claudia Paciarotti
Università Politecnica delle Marche Italy
Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Giovanni Mazzuto
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Maurizio Bevilacqua
Università Politecnica delle Marche


In recent years, the project management field has received increasing attention, in terms of both practical implementation and research. However, unlike other sectors, project management practice in the field of international humanitarian aids seems to be neglected. In this context, the current paper illustrates an empirical study on international development projects performed by Italian non-governmental organizations. The aim of the paper is to investigate the use of PM tools in humanitarian aid projects and the relationship between critical success factors and project success. The necessary data were gathered through a questionnaire and statistical methods were subsequently implemented for the data analysis.

Keywords: Critical success factors, aid projects, PM tools, project success, survey, international aid sector.



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