Reasons for failure of projects (e.g. government)

What is project failure?
This is a project which does not meet any of the following

  • Cost estimates
  • Time estimates
  • Quality specifications
  • Acceptance from stakeholders

The following are some of the reasons why projects fail

  1. Insufficient resources
  2. Poor implementation
  3. Corruption
  4. Dependency on donor funding
  5. Natural calamities
  6. Macroeconomic factors
  7. Poor selection criteria
  8. Deliberate sabotage- either through political interference
  9. Changes in environment
  10. Poor feasibility studies
  11. Lack of monitoring
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