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A new method for context factors analysis in international development project planning
Inst. för data- och systemvetenskap, Stockholms universitet.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology. Stockholms Universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0310-0018
Inst. för data- och systemvetenskap, Stockholms universitet.
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Applied Management Science, ISSN 1755-8913, E-ISSN 1755-8921, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 290-318Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The long-term success or failure of a development project is largely shaped by the external context. Therefore, assessment of factors influencing fulfilment of long-term development outcomes is vital for better project planning. In recent decades, the logical framework (logframe) has de facto become a standard tool for planning and managing development interventions. While the logframe requires identification of assumptions and risks regarding the external context, it does not suggest ways to analyse them in a conventional risk assessment manner. Also, the log-frame has been criticised for ignoring uncertainty in project environment along with neglecting external opportunities. Therefore, in this paper we suggest a method for project context analysis that extends the log-frame with scenarios analysis and address aforementioned shortcomings. We implement and demonstrate the application of the method on an international aid development project, discuss the method's potential use-cases, specific limitations and future development.

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2018. Vol. 10, no 4, p. 290-318
Keywords [en]
Project success factors, context factors, project uncertainty, project risk analysis, logical framework approach, LFA, Monte Carlo simulation.
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34627DOI: 10.1504/IJAMS.2018.10015877Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85054476512OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-34627DiVA, id: diva2:1253512
Available from: 2018-10-05 Created: 2018-10-05 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved

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