student profile: Mr Johan Fahri


Thesis work

Thesis title: Benefits Evaluation in the Context of International Development Projects

Supervisors: Julien POLLACK

Thesis abstract:

In 2005, the Government of Indonesia committed for USD 80 million debt to finance a project named Indonesia-Managing Higher Education for Relevance and Efficiency (I-MHERE). The loan (ID IBRD-47890 and IDA-40770) was from the World Bank and invested in the project from 2005-2012. One of the project series and batches was I-MHERE B.2a, aimed at strengthening institutional management for non-autonomous universities, and implemented in 29 universities across Indonesia from 2010 to 2011. The World Bank has conducted post project evaluation and published the Report No. ICR2379. In the report, the final debt figure for the total I-MHERE Project is USD73.12 million.

However, the post-project evaluation is perceived to be concluded merely at the outcome stage. In recent project management literature, a project comprehensive success should be evaluated not only at the outcome stage, but also at the impact phase. At this stage, I-MHERE Project B.2a outputs have dissolved into universities' resources. This research will distinguish between evaluation at the outputs, outcome, and impact levels. The purpose of this research is then to identify how the loan-funded project outputs are beneficial to the recipient universities. This purpose is achieved by identifying critical success factors of the project outputs at the impact level. Constructivist Ground Theory is used in selected former project recipients (higher education institutions). The results of the research is expected contribute to the body of knowledge by demonstrating project management underpinning concept to assisting decision makers’ strategy and policy to wisely use resources that particularly funded by loan.

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