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Type Working Paper - Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
Title Managing risk in a large rural electrification programme in India
Volume 25
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
Page numbers 15-26
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3152/146155107X190587#.VdnXXPntmko
Rural electrification projects and programmes in many countries have suffered from design, planning, implementation and operational flaws as a result of ineffective project planning and lack of systematic project risk analysis. This paper presents a hierarchical risk-management framework for effectively managing large-scale development projects. The proposed framework first identifies, with the involvement of stakeholders, the risk factors for a rural electrification programme at three different levels (national, state and site). Subsequently it develops a qualitative risk prioritising scheme through probability and severity mapping and provides mitigating measures for most vulnerable risks. The study concludes that the hierarchical risk-management approach provides an effective framework for managing large-scale rural electrification programmes.

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