Date of Award

Winter 2018

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Engineering Management

Committee Director

Rafael Landaeta

Committee Member

Mamadou Seck

Committee Member

Stephen B. Gordon

Abstract

The utilization of Community Development Projects in developing nations continues to increase in significance. In the wake of the latest Sustainable Development Goals, developing nations are working towards eliminating poverty, promoting sustainable cities and communities, gender equality, and health and well-being. Although Community Development Projects have become prevalent, the challenge has been that some are successful, while others fail. This dissertation investigates what makes Community Development Projects successful.

This dissertation implemented a comprehensive quantitative analysis using data collected from over one hundred community development projects obtained from The World Bank database. These projects took place in developing nations around the world.

This dissertation contributes a new definition of a Community Development Project, as well as, suggest women participation as a critical success factor in Community Development Projects. This work also identified project duration, project budget, and number of project objectives of Community Development Projects as success factors.

These results are important for the body of knowledge and practice of Project Management. In particular, these results are relevant for designing and implementing customized Community Development Projects in developing nations.

DOI

10.25777/7cct-3v65

ISBN

9780438968998

ORCID

0000-0003-1754-5712

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