MONITORING AND PROJECT EVALUATION AS QUALITY CONTROL PROCESS FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
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AFOLABI, Olusegun A
The Nigerian Society of Engineers
Infrastructures are structures, systems, and facilities serving a country, city or area, and it includes the services and facilities necessary for the economy to function adequately, alsothe comprehension of infrastructure spans not only on the public works facilities, but it also includes the operating procedures, management practices and development policies that interact together with societal demand and the physical world to facilitate those essential services.Investment in infrastructures, such as transportation, structures (bridges, buildings etc.), energy, information and technology etc., are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many developing nations, including Nigeria. The basic aim of sustainable infrastructure is quality in terms of functionality, which positively is related to the achievement of social, economic, and political goals, and also, Resiliency as a design objective for buildings and infrastructures, “is the ability to absorb or avoid damage without suffering complete failure”, and which also, involves economic and environmental sustainability of the projects. Economic sustainability is the ability of an economy to support a definite level of economic production infinitely, and Economic development has traditionally required a growth in the gross domestic product, which is a monetary measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced within a period of investment (eg, quarterly, yearly, etc).Therefore adequate management of available resources is a necessary attribute and essential to sustainable development. Resource management in project infrastructure development can be achieved through the process of adequate monitoring and project evaluation as indicated in this study.Evaluations appraises, data and information that inform strategic decisions, for an improved project or programs in the future. Evaluations help to draw conclusions about five main aspects of an intervention, Relevance ( ie, needs of the project), effectiveness (the developmental improvement factors), efficiency (social and engineering), impact, and expected benefits, sustainability.
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Sustainability, Infrastructure development, Resources, Quality Control, Resiience, Effectiveness.