Development of performance improvement framework for construction projects in Tanzania.

dc.contributor.authorOgare, Charles Salu
dc.descriptionAvailable in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class mark (THS EAF TH438.042)en_US
dc.description.abstractAttempts to reverse poor performance of construction projects in developing countries including Tanzania have not yet found solutions especially at local government level to which an increasing amount of resources is being directed. This study attempted to identify factors causing poor performance of construction projects in Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in Tanzania, and proposed measures of improving the projects performance based on the findings of the study. The study was limited to construction projects in LGAs in Tanzania Mainland implemented in the last five years. Three principal methods of data collection namely; questionnaire, interviews, and documentation reviews were used in the data collection. One hundred and five individual stakeholders of LGAs were involved. The study established that there were 34 factors that contribute to poor performance of construction projects in La s. These were grouped as those responsible for projects time overrun, projects cost overrun and projects not achieving scope/quality targets. These factors were caused by poor capacities of LGAs and in terms of human resources and facilities; poor capacities of contractors, inadequate funds for carrying out project planning processes and supervision; political interference; bureaucratic nature of LGAs clients; poor linkage between LGAs technical staff and technical ministries; and the government policies on development programmes. As a result, various measures to improve the ref tormance of construction projects in LGAs have been suggested. The priority recommended measures include: improve capacities of LGAs in terms of human resources, !dailies and funding of construction projects; improve capacities of 10(00 1 contractot., contracts. The performance improvement frail-1o\ )11\ has _vet, findings and prepare attractive eloped based.en_US
dc.identifier.citationOgare, C.S(2008) Development of performance improvement framework for construction projects in Tanzania, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Dar es Salaamen_US
dc.subjectConstruction industryen_US
dc.subjectLocal governmenten_US
dc.titleDevelopment of performance improvement framework for construction projects in Tanzania.en_US