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Title: PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS: PROBLEMS AND CONTROL MECHANISMS
Authors: ΠΑΝΤΑΓΑΚΗ, ΙΩΑΝΝΑ
Advisor: ΜΠΕΚΙΑΡΗΣ , ΜΙΧΑΗΛ
Keywords: ΔΗΜΟΣΙΑ ΕΡΓΑ;ΠΡΟΒΛΗΜΑΤΑ;ΕΛΕΓΧΟΣ;ΕΛΕΛΕΓΚΤΙΚΟΙ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΣΜΟΙ
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2015
Abstract: Public works are a country’s infrastructure projects covering basic needs of the society, contributing to the development of productive activities and improving the welfare of citizens. Modern, reliable and well-designed infrastructure investments have long-term economic benefits, improve the development of different regions, improve the quality of life for citizens and contribute to human development. Each government’s ambition is to equip the country with the appropriate infrastructure to compete successfully in the global race. The efficiency and effectiveness of public infrastructure planning and execution are vital to ensure that taxpayers get more for less. However, the infrastructure sector quite often receives strong criticism regarding cost overruns, delays and poor quality. This study draws attention to the main problems public infrastructure projects around the world face, and by extension in Greece as well, and attempts to provide an insight into the main factors affecting the course and the final outcome of projects. A key tool in ensuring the efficient project governance and execution is the adoption of explicit control procedures. Furthermore, as it is commonly accepted, expenditure of public funds requires high level of transparency and accountability. This study attempts to address the need for independent financial and technical evaluation, review the different kinds of project controls and examine the existing auditing mechanisms in Greece. Finally, in order to analyze what happens in Greece, a survey was also conducted between 76 experienced engineers from both the public and private sector, regarding the problems of public works in Greece and their causes, as well as the existence and effectiveness of the existing audit mechanisms. Excel and SPSS statististical software were used to construct the relevant tables as presented in chapter 4 of this dissertation.
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