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Title:Issues and challenges in local government project monitoring and evaluation in Nigeria: the way forward
Author:Igbokwe-Ibeto, Chinyeaka Justine
Periodical:African Administrative Studies (ISSN 0007-9588)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:local government
development projects
Abstract:The issues and challenges of project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) as instruments for ensuring the successful completion of local government (LG) projects in Nigeria are examined. LG projects include the building of feeder roads, the construction of markets, heath care centers, and drainage systems, and the provision transportation and motor parks. Most LG councils incur huge financial losses and alienation of the citizenry due to poor M&E. Given the challenges facing project M&E in Nigerian LGs, the author recommends the following solutions: 1. adherence to due process in all facets of project planning and management; 2. citizen involvement at the grassroots in project initiation, formulation and execution; 3. insistence on continuity on government projects irrespective of change of government or its personnel; 4. the attraction of competent personnel for managing the projects; 5. visionary and missionary leadership; 6. prudent management of resources; 7. adequate funding; 8. the use of best practices; and 9. the reduction or eradication of corruption. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]