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detail prior studies on this issue. Various reasons have been identified for causes of project failure in developing countries. For example, an investigation into causes for time and cost overrun on groundwater construction projects in Ghana revealed 26 reasons for such failure. It found that, whereas some of these causes were controllable, others were uncontrollable. In relation to schedule delays in road construction projects identified financial processes and difficulties on the part of contractors and clients, contract modification, economic problems, materials’ procurement, changes in drawings, staffing problems, equipment unavailability, poor supervision, construction mistakes, poor coordination on site, and changes in specifications as the main causes of such delays. An analysis of cost and schedule performance of international developmental projects revealed an extraordinary cost and schedule variance.
Keywords: Project Failure, Project Abandonment, Project Management Practices