Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613210150208787
Title: Indicators for measuring construction industry development in developing countries
Authors: Ofori, G. 
Keywords: Construction industry development
Developing countries
Indicators
Key performance indicators
Issue Date: 2001
Source: Ofori, G. (2001). Indicators for measuring construction industry development in developing countries. Building Research and Information 29 (1) : 40-50. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/09613210150208787
Abstract: The problems of construction industries in developing countries are well researched. For over three decades, proposals have been made for action to address these difficulties. Developing countries have implemented these recommendations, and other initiatives. However, results have been disappointing and the problems have persisted. A possible reason for the lack of progress is the absence of measurable targets in construction industry development programmes to guide and assess, at intervals, the success of their implementation. This paper critically discusses the formulation of a set of indicators for measuring and monitoring progress in the effort to improve the construction industry in a developing country. Previous proposals of indicators and those used in Singapore are examined. A set of indicators is suggested and their merits and possible problems are considered. Recommendations are made on how the indicators can be most effectively implemented.
Source Title: Building Research and Information
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45724
ISSN: 09613218
DOI: 10.1080/09613210150208787
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