This section describes recent proposals under consideration by OQSI potential contributions that may be:
We receive a large number of suggestions on "what needs to be included" in project cycle due diligence procedures. There are many. We work to boil these down to creating the essence of "good practice" in terms of transparency, utility and ease of implementation in terms of a cloud-based system service. Currently out of a wide range of suggestions the following themes remain in the pipeline for consideration. All have been supported by proof of concept as well as application justifications.
One theme that has been repeatedly drawn to our attention is a rising frustration on the part of project managers and some donors on how to manage project design in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The main concern is that there is a significant gap in analytical techniques to link up the macro-economic perspectives of SDGs to what specific projects should do in support of them. The problem is that SDGs initiatives to meet them need to be multi-factorial and embrace many different domains of application and required expertise. This creates significant problems for project design teams and, in some cases, ministries, in being able to assemble the required expertise which also possesses the experience and capabilities is applying appropriate analytical methods to create transparent links between the macroeconomic and microeconomic (project level) activities. Without good design and macro-micro cohesion is self-evident that project monitoring and evaluation in the context of SDGs is problematic. Project assessors report that many projects are being submitted for funding that use SDGs as headline justifications but which lack any convincing organic or functional content that demonstrates any feasibility of the projects to deliver the stated objectives.
Given the already high levels of project failures recorded to date this state of affairs is of concern. The OQSI Due Diligence Design Procedure (3DP) was developed to address this question by ensuring all factors are taken into accout and given appropriate consideration.
A task force has been assembled to resolve this issue and currently the approach is to use applied locational state theory to identify a practical means of producing transparent analyses of time-based projections of the state of relevant indicators. These relate to demographic dynamics in terms of population structure and growth as a pressure on different types of resources including:
The current topics under consideration for inclusion in the current due diligence design procedures are provided in the table below.