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Major Projects & Programmes

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Recreating the World

Over the centuries, many of the world's most spectacular landmarks have been created through projects.  Many of the most important accomplishments in countries around the world have been the result of major programmes and projects, sponsored by both public and private organizations - or by public/private partnerships.  Today, major programmes and projects (including mega-projects) are underway worldwide, representing trillions of dollars of investment, in a wide variety of economic and industrial sectors.  How can we separate P/PM from actual projects and programmes?  In this section of the PM World Library we provide information about and access to major projects.  We hope this information is educational, interesting and useful. (Note, major may be defined as large in capital cost or large in importance to residents and users of the programme or project.)

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Resources for Planning/Managing Major Projects & Programmes

Note: Most of the resources provided in this section are formatted as citations, with links to the online resources, as a service to authors, researchers and students.  If useful and as appropriate, citations can simply be copied as references.

General Resources for Major Projects and Programs

Megaprojects and Megaprograms

Infrastructure Projects / Programmes

Project Finance

Public - Private Partnerships


Examples of Major Projects and Programs

Events (Arts, Concerts, Exhibitions, Fairs, OTHER)

Energy - Renewables (Solar, Tidal, Wind)

Environmental - Cleanup, Demolition, Restoration

Historic Buildings and Monuments

Industrial Plants

Information & Communications Technology (ICT)

Power Plants - Dams, Hydro Electric

Mining - Natural Resources - Oil & Gas

Power  Plants - Coal, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Traditional

Science Megaprojects


Sports - Events & Facilities

Transportation - Infrastructure

Urban Development & Redevelopment - Mega Cities - Smart Cities

Water & Wastewater Treatment



Other Related Topics

Project Failures & Problem Projects

Project Success Factors