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Adoption of project management practices in non-governmental organizations

Focus on impact of project management competence on international development projects

1 March 2016 – Charsadda, KPK, Pakistan – A new resource has been added to the PM World Library related to specific applications and industries, especially Industries serving basic human needs. The new resource is titled “Adoption of project management practices: The impact on international development projects of non-governmental organizations”. The paper was featured in the International Journal of Project Management in 2014.

International Development (ID) projects carried out by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are considered one of the pillars for providing assistance to developing countries, but these projects are reported to have high failure rates and their performance is often considered not satisfactory. As stated by the authors – Ruggero Golini, Matteo Kalchschmidt & Paolo Landoni.

This article stated that only recently have researchers started to consider project management (PM) practices as a possible remedy for the poor performance of ID projects. Following this direction, they conducted a large-scale survey among project managers working for NGOs and dealing with ID projects to assess the extent of adoption of methodologies and tools. Moreover, this study assessed the impact of PM practices on project performance. They present an analysis and discussion of the evidence from this international survey administered to almost 500 project managers. The results indicated different levels of maturity in the adoption of PM tools that are related to project success in both the short and long term.

To access this new resource, go to, scroll down to “Industries serving basic human needs” and click on “International Development Programs and Projects”. Must be a registered member to access.

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