Using the Web for Enhancing Decision-Making: UN Project Failures in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA)

Using the Web for Enhancing Decision-Making: UN Project Failures in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA)

David King (University of South Australia, Australia)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-740-7.ch018
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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to highlight the use of the Internet to improve the reliability of information supplied to the United Nations (UN) from official sources in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). The focus of the chapter is that aid project failures in SSA need efficient project management, effective communication, and information openness to achieve socio-economic growth. The use of the Internet’s potential(s) in a way that will benefit society at large and in particular vulnerable groups needs critical examination within a wider framework of the actual needs and existing facilities of these communities. An interpretive evidence data collection method is used through questioning and interviews with stakeholder groups, validated by observation where possible. The importance of aid project performance, assessment, and monitoring in SSA is emphasised. The significance of public participation in decision-making processes is explored. This research also highlights the pragmatics of giving local people an international voice.

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