nep-ppm New Economics Papers
on Project, Program and Portfolio Management
Issue of 2017‒11‒26
two papers chosen by
Arvi Kuura
Tartu Ülikool

  1. The infrastructural investments pursued in the Polish host cities in connection with Euro 2012 By Wiker, Dagmara

  1. By: Wiker, Dagmara
    Abstract: The event became a catalyst for the execution of more than two hundred projects for an amount of ca. PLN 100 billion. This paper focuses on the key projects, including above all the road construction projects, as well as those connected to air and rail infrastructure.
    Keywords: infrastructure, Euro 2012, roads
    JEL: H00
    Date: 2017–09–13
  2. By: Awa Julius Awa (University of Yaounde II, Pan African Institute for Development West Africa)
    Abstract: Community development and management in most developing countries especially in Africa has been retarded because the main participants which are the local people have been left out or neglected in the implementation of developmental projects by either governments or some developmental agencies Whereas, participatory approach is a method of conceiving projects in which all the stake holders have a say in decision making which has greatly been the canker-worm of developing countries. They are various types of participatory approaches which may include Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA), Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and Participatory Assessment Monitoring and Evaluation (PAME) which could be analyzed as appropriate approach in realizing Community?s effort in developing countries and stresses the need for integration, participation and empowerment. With the application of these principles, the integration of various stake holders will enhances cross ?sectoral? harmonization of developmental objectives as well as increased coordination between agencies involved in the developmental process. Participation on its part gives the opportunity for consultation with those most directly affected which most at times are rural dwellers in developing countries; hence increasing the level of involvement of local people in the development process (Storey, 1999) and gives community members to take part in identifying priority areas, decision making and vulnerable groups to participate effectively in community development. By Awa Julius A.
    Keywords: Participation, Management, Project, Approach, Developing, Development, Community
    JEL: O29
    Date: 2017–10

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