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International Development Projects: Peculiarities and Managerial Approaches by Paolo Landoni, Ruggero Golini

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Chapter 1

Introduction

Every year, international cooperation provides aid to developing countries. During 2008, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) members of the Development Assistant Committee (DAC) alone contributed around US $510 million (OECD, 2008).

According to Diallo and Thuillier (2005), most international assistance provided by governmental or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) is provided via projects.

A project is defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service.” (PMBOK® Guide, 2008) Projects are a special form of work organization aimed at obtaining specific results and objectives.

International development (ID) projects ...

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