Analysis of cost and schedule performance of international development projects

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Ahsan, Kamrul and Gunawan, Indra (2010) Analysis of cost and schedule performance of international development projects. International Journal of Project Management, 28 (1). pp. 68-78. ISSN 0263-7863


This study focuses on cost and schedule issues of international development (ID) projects. Through empirical analysis we examine ID project cost and schedule performance and the main reasons for poor project outcome. We look at 100 projects that are sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and hosted by several Asian countries. The study identifies that most late projects experience cost underrun – an unusual cost and schedule variation relation in projects. Further we identify the root causes of project delay and cost underrun. Research findings will benefit ID project professionals, organizations and the ID project body of knowledge. The study can be extended to analyse other developing country projects sponsored by different donors.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1016/j.ijproman.2009.03.005
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords ResPubID21774. international development projects, project performance analysis, project management
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