Project Governance:  Overcoming governance gaps  to improve project results

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2. Key messages: Apply project governance standards for project results . Risk of Governance Gaps" in project implementation, exponentially increasing in multi-stakeholder contexts such as infrastructure projects ? Upfront reduced chances for impact and sustainabilityResearch shows need for prof

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1. Project Governance: Overcoming governance gaps to improve project results Patrick S. Renz, Prof. Dr. oec. HSG

2. 2 Key messages: Apply project governance standards for project results Risk of “Governance Gaps” in project implementation, exponentially increasing in multi-stakeholder contexts such as infrastructure projects ? Upfront reduced chances for impact and sustainability Research shows need for professional steering and controlling of projects, i.e. project governance beyond project management in a non ad-hoc way Providing in-time management information, preventing post-mortem disillusions Cities and financing partners ideally enhance their processes calling on new good project governance processes and structures, as a standard including project benchmarks Research by Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, St. Gallen University and Aid Governance Foundation developed multi-stakeholder project governance and benchmark methodologies

3. 3 Research findings St. Gallen University: Governance Gaps Effective organisations are characterised by a clear positioning and a professional and innovative implementation process. Suboptimal linkage between hierarchical levels or between multi-stakeholder influences may cause the loss or waste of project resources and impact potentials. Scientific research calls this problem a governance-gap. Organizations are often not aware of the systematic existence of such gaps.

4. 4 Research at Lucerne University & Aid Governance Foundation: 26 projects in comparison Participative assessment with 90 indicators. Good results in the audit and mission management. Sustainability, impact orientation (system) and stakeholder commitment show potentials. Risks and integrity management usually function ad-hoc.

5. 5 Inner versus outer focus: Project Management vs Project Governance

6. 6 Six modules proved to be sufficient, but require operationalization An all-encompassing project governance model System: leads to a systemic understanding of the project context. It enables the identification of meaningful projects. Mission: facilitates the strategic direction and support role, as well as the control role. Integrity: helps to identify and resolve challenges threatening the integrity of the project. Extended stakeholder management ensures a broad identification and continuous monitoring of the claims and expectations of stakeholders Risk: assures systemic risk identification and an integrative risk management cycle. Audit: delivers a value-adding approach to the audits of projects.

7. 7 Relevance of good project governance

8. 8 Applied in a variety of projects and contexts Application in over 10 countries– throughout positive feedback Bangladesh Bolivia El Salvador Indonesia Columbia Myanmar Nicaragua Peru Russia Switzerland Uganda

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