Ika et al (2010) present research findings which “suggest that project success [in the international aid industry] is insensitive to the level of project planning efforts but a significant correlation does exist between the use of monitoring and evaluation tools and project profile, a success criterion which is an early pointer of project long-term impact.”
IKA, L. A., DIALLO, A. & THUILLIER, D. 2010. Project management in the international development industry: The project coordinator’s perspective. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 3, 61-93.