An enhanced framework for reliably managing private participation in infrastructure ICT projects in developing countries

Muhammad Ayat, Sheheryar Mohsin Qureshi, Chang Wook Kang

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The purpose of this study is to propose an improved framework for managing Private Participation in Infrastructure ICT (PPI-ICT) projects in the context of developing countries as the requirements to manage them are different in several aspects.

The framework has been proposed based on an exhaustive literature review and statistical analysis of the PPI-ICT projects’ data set using logistic regression, F-test and student’s t-test. The proposed framework was also applied to the PPI-ICT projects.

The framework is an extension to NTCP (novelty, technology, complexity and pace) approach by including extrinsic factors such as income of the country, climate risk, religious diversity, political stability, regularity quality and control of corruption. The proposed framework was used to analyze project characteristics and their external conditions in the context of developing countries. Based on the analyses, the authors have presented a detailed set of recommendations for project managers, practitioners and governments to improve the success rate of these projects.

The major contribution of this study is the framework, which encompasses the NTCP model as well as extrinsic characteristics of PPI-ICT projects. The proposed framework is meant to assist the project managers to comprehend the project characteristics and its external environment to identify an adequate approach for managing projects successfully.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Engineering, Design and Technology
Early online date24 Jan 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • project management
  • project and construction management
  • risk and project management
  • private participation projects
  • contingency theory
  • NTCP model
  • project context


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