Why Do Large Infrastructure Projects Often Fail?
6 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2011 Last revised: 4 Feb 2012
Date Written: November 24, 2011
The paper reports, in a systematic manner, the views of a group of experienced practitioners on why large infrastructure projects often fail. The views, centering on the role played by the Owner (the Client or Buyer), can be summarized as follows:The owner should be aware of the need of clarity when it comes to own priorities, requirements, decision making authority, and risk allocation, and such clarity together with measures intended to secure a cooperative spirit, including a balanced sharing of risk and conflict resolution schemes that secure a quick resolution of conflicts, are central elements in securing successful projects.
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