The purpose of this study is to explore different project management approaches used in International Development (ID) projects. The study’s findings reveal several ID-specific project management approaches applied in practice. Whilst some of these have not been well-documented in literature (e.g. the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Approach [CLA] and Capacity Works), others are well researched (e.g. Project Cycle Management, Result-Based Management, and Project Management for Development Professionals). Surprisingly, while Project Management for Development appears extensively in literature, our research sample reveals its non-use in practice. Reasons for its non-use in our sample remain uncovered however, the study shows the significant power and influence that Donors have on which project management approaches are applied in ID projects - as they develop new approaches which are improved upon whilst ID projects are running.
Lazima, Zareen Tasnim and Coyle, Sharon, "An Exploration of Project Approaches for International Development Projects" (2019). ACIS 2019 Proceedings. 46.