Relationships between post appraisal criteria and performance of official development assistance infrastructure projects: The case studies of Vietnam

  • Nguyen Luong Hai Faculty of Construction Management, University of Transport and Communications, No.3 Cau Giay street, Dong Da district, Hanoi, Vietnam


Annual investment in infrastructure industry of Vietnam has expanded substantially since the adoption of reform and opening-up policy in 1986. Although this investment helps improving the capacity of infrastructure system, there are challenges in terms of project performance, which has been informed to be confronting with a number of critical problems, related to low competitiveness, poor quality, cost overruns, time delays, poor productivity, low efficiency and client dissatisfaction. Contributing to the massive investment, the Official Development Assistance (ODA) infrastructure projects (ODAIPs) has been played a vital role in the development for the last decades. The success of an ODAIP is determined by stakeholders’ perspective who have diverse objectives and concerns. At the completion of any ODAIPs, a preparation of a post project completion report is required with verifying all aspects of the ODAIPs have been completed, authorizing the project budget and discussing the issues that had been encountered over the course of project, which is needed to implications for further ODAIPs. This study aims to analyze the users’ perspectives in post appraisal of ODAIPs in regard to the functions of project management, including project conception, project planning, project directing and project controlling. The analyses were performed from users’ related project-specific data that were collected from 27 completed ODAIPs in Vietnam. The findings of this study are expected to offer not only a useful tool for construction professionals delivering appropriately managerial functions contributing to ODAIPs success and sustainability, but also active feedbacks to further enhancing of the ODA’s policies.


official development assistance; post appraisal; project conception; project planning; project directing; project controlling.


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Hai, N. L. “Relationships Between Post Appraisal Criteria and Performance of Official Development Assistance Infrastructure Projects: The Case Studies of Vietnam”. Journal of Science and Technology in Civil Engineering (STCE) - NUCE, Vol. 14, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 146-57, doi:10.31814/stce.nuce2020-14(1)-13.
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