Investigating the complexity of public projects


By funding research into defining how ‘complex’ a project is, and gaining data on it from a developing country context, the International Growth Centre has tried to bring the complexity of government projects into a more manageable, analysable, form. These concepts will provide officials working on budgeting and evaluation in developing countries a lens with which to better manage complexity. This work investigates the distribution of complexity across 5000 projects implemented by social sector organisations of Nigeria’s Federal Government and the success of those organisations in implementing projects of different levels of complexity.


Rogger, D. Investigating the complexity of public projects. (2011) 3 pp.

Investigating the complexity of public projects

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