Centralized Projects System (M): A Proposal to Reduce The Risk of Corruption- Iraq as an Example

  • Abbas Mohammed Burhan, Department of Civil Engineering Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: corruption, construction, Iraq, management, tendering, centralization, standardization


Yearly corruption costs hundreds of billions of dollars. To build greener, healthier, and wealthier life to the entire globe, people should spare no effort fighting corruption by any means, and could be, by implementing this proposal.

Centralized Projects System (M) is a proposal to reduce corruption in public sector projects (procurement, implementation, and/or services), using contemporary organizational and project management theories, built on IT solutions.

The proposal main concepts are; the locally centralization of the project control system, the standardization and optimization of the processes, the reduction of human interaction by automating every step of the administration activities, and the target level of accuracy and precision to the tender documents and the processes deliverables. Supportive survey was conducted during the study to reveal the probability of the corruption in the example area and whether it has increased, reduced or remained the same after 2014. Findings showed that the probability to encounter corruption of any sort in public sector projects is 73.8%, and 46.4% thought it is remain the same after 2014 comparably to 33.3% stated it is increased and 20.3% reduced.    

This proposal M is a management and technical solution could be applied where the corruption in the public sector projects is found to be rampant. It can be applied with the required tweaks elsewhere, other than Iraq, and for any industry as long as the process serves public sector projects.

How to Cite
Mohammed Burhan, A. (2017). Centralized Projects System (M): A Proposal to Reduce The Risk of Corruption- Iraq as an Example. Association of Arab Universities Journal of Engineering Sciences, 24(2), 109-119. Retrieved from https://jaaru.org/index.php/auisseng/article/view/39