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Impact of project monitoring and evaluation practices on construction project success criteria in Ghana

Ernest Kissi (Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)
Kofi Agyekum (Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)
Bernard Kofi Baiden (Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)
Reuben Agyei Tannor (Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)
George Effah Asamoah (College of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)
Emmanuel Tweneboah Andam (Ghana Revenue Authority, Accra, Ghana)

Built Environment Project and Asset Management

ISSN: 2044-124X

Article publication date: 7 May 2019

Issue publication date: 5 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of projects is a very important aspect of project execution and management. This is because proper M&E practices have a significant effect on the successful delivery of projects. The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of project M&E practices on construction project success criteria.

Design/methodology/approach

Structured questionnaires were used to solicit the views of project professionals in the Ghanaian construction industry. The questions were developed through critical review of literature and complemented with a pilot interview on the subject. This paper utilized a partial least square–structural equation modeling (PLS–SEM) to establish the impact of project M&E practices (constructs) on project success based on the hypothesis.

Findings

Results showed that M&E practices had a positive statistical significant relationship with construction project success criteria. In addition, health and safety performance and project scope showed a strong significant relation with M&E practice, implying that, in developing countries, these two main constructs should be given critical attention in achieving project success.

Practical implications

The findings of this study may be useful to organizations in determining M&E techniques that are relevant and contribute highly to project success. This may go a long way to increase productivity and accelerate the rate of successful project delivery.

Originality/value

The application of rigorous analysis, PLS–SEM, gives a more reliable information on M&E practices that can ensure successful delivery of construction projects.

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Citation

Kissi, E., Agyekum, K., Baiden, B.K., Tannor, R.A., Asamoah, G.E. and Andam, E.T. (2019), "Impact of project monitoring and evaluation practices on construction project success criteria in Ghana", Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 364-382. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-11-2018-0135

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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