International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2018)

An investigation into the factors constraining implementation of international development projects in South Sudan


Proscovia Keisha Dira, Dr. Duvai Mukuvisi

In many parts of South Sudan, at least 50% of communities depend on international aid in the areas of delivery of health services, water, education, food security, governance, and rule of law, as well as supporting government institutions in building the capacity of civil servants. Many of these projects have either prematurely ended or closed due to a number of reasons. This study aimed at investigating the factors constraining the implementation of international development projects in South Sudan and determining the critical success issues. The study further aimed at making recommendations on how international development organisations can successfully implement projects in a country like South Sudan. The case study involved a sample of 110 participants from five different international development organisations and was done as a quantitative study using descriptive analysis. The findings revealed that political instability and unfavourable government policies, poor project design, less donor commitment in funding development projects, and low community/stakeholder engagement in planning and implementation phases of the projects, as being the major constraints to the implementation of international development projects. Other factors included poor government institutional frameworks coupled with the low level of commitment of the government. From the study results, it was recommended that international development organisations should engage with the local community during the designing, planning and implementation of the projects, and design the projects based on the country’s current context to avoid failure. Government institutions should commit to these development projects to ensure their sustainability.
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Proscovia Keisha Dira, Dr. Duvai Mukuvisi. An investigation into the factors constraining implementation of international development projects in South Sudan. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 5, 2018, Pages 79-88
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