A case for project management education as a catalyst for sustainable development in developing countries

Sustainable development and project management might, at first glance, seem unrelated. However, when taken with the quest for economic development, the commitment of governments in developing countries to withdraw from direct provision of infrastructures, and the consequent emergence of public-private partnerships to deliver major infrastructural projects, linkages can be established between the two. This will be seen from the need to maximize project success in infrastructural projects that will deliver integrated social, economic, and environmental concerns. In this setting, there would be need for the recruiting of multi-disciplinary teams with specialist backgrounds to implement these projects. How is project management, as a profession, faring in the delivery of a steady stream of experts to carry out needed project management activities in this area?We present evidence that project management is being increasingly seen not as a profession with a clear educational path, but as a skill that can be acqui
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