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12. THE APPLICATION OF ICT IN THE SELECTION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN NIGERIA by Konyeha S., Konyeha C. and Oyewale A. Volume 11, (January - June, 2020 Issue)
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THE APPLICATION OF ICT IN THE SELECTION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN NIGERIA

Konyeha S., Konyeha C. and Oyewale A.

Department of Computer Science, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Department of Electrical Engineering, Benson Idahosa University

DIL, Delta State University, Abraka

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to apply the AHP technique using the PriEsT software in solving a problem of selection of projects by community stakeholders for implementation by government in Nigeria, to enhance economic growth. Using the Delphi method twenty-one community members across socio-economic, gender and age categories were systematically sampled from Egor and Oredo Local government area in Edo state. A Likert scale questionnaire was used to gather up and create criteria which mainly impacts to project prioritization. The AHP method implemented in a software PriEst was used to determine the weights of the decision criteria and rank the alternatives. Analyzing quantitatively the difference between weights from both using the Delphi method combined with the AHP method, the relevant criteria chosen by the respondents in judging an economically viable project were Social impact, economic impact, project constraints/risks and cost. The four projects chosen were borehole, road construction, cab transport line and skill acquisition; based on the prioritization methodology the projects were ranked in the following order: Road construction, cab transport, skill acquisition and borehole drilling. The connected relationship between the two top projects: road construction and cab transport line; shows the AHP method is a realistic means of realizing project prioritization. It is recommended that MCDM methods be institutionalized in the framework of project selection in Nigeria government and corporate establishment.

Keywords: AHP, decision making, criteria, Project selection, ranking method, Prioritization

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