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Lessons from International Development Projects

Bob Youker shares some lessons learned from managing international development projects at the World Bank

4 February 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – Bob Youker, a long-time contributor to the project management professional world, has authored a new article from his time at the World Bank. His new article simply titled “Managing International Development Projects – Lessons” has been added to the PM World Library.

According to Bob’s introduction: “This article will discuss lessons learned in managing the implementation of international development projects. First we will define the type of projects we are talking about. Then we will discuss the types of problems commonly encountered on international projects and finally we will compare that list of problems with a similar list from the United States. The basic conclusion is that the problems are almost exactly the same, and that the solution is to learn the basic lessons of good project management and to apply them in the specific context of each specific project… The World Bank and the host country prepare detailed ex-post evaluations of all projects financed by the World Bank. Reports of these evaluations are published every year for learning inside and outside the Bank. The following is a list of selected problems gleaned over the years from those ex-post evaluation reports…”

To read this new article by one of world’s experts in managing development projects around the world, visit his author showcase at and click on the title. Must be a logged in library member to access after 10 March 2015.