This project will evaluate the social, environmental and economic impact of Phu My Hung, an urban development megaproject in Vietnam.
March 2014 – July 2015
The project will evaluate the impact on local and regional communities, based upon the theory of change and a mixed method for evaluation.
A megaproject pushes the limits of size, scope, scale and experience, and often has significant influence at the local, regional and national levels. There has been an extraordinary level of effort around the world focused on predicting future impacts, and we would like to focus on post-project evaluation.
The objectives of the project include: (1) to evaluate the social, environmental and economic impact of an urban megaproject on local and regional communities at selected times in the life cycle of its development; (2) to compare predicted socioeconomic and environmental impacts against actual outcomes and identify changes over time in the urban megaproject’s objectives and/or impacts; (3) to analyse the impact of the megaproject through the theory of change; (4) to develop and trial a mixed methods approach for megaproject evaluation research.
The outcomes of the project include (1) short briefing paper summarising findings; (2) presentations to the RMIT Vietnam Project Management Community of Practice and to the public; (3) Research report for the School of Property, Construction and Project Management, Centre for Project Integrated Solutions website; (4) conference paper submitted to a CIB conference (or similar), Journal of Project Management or Journal of International Project Management (or similar); (5) Draft of grant application to 3ie or similar funding agency.
Prof. Kerry London, Associate Prof. Bob Baulch, Ms. Melina Silva, Mr. Lam Binh Nguyen
Host institution: RMIT University