Best Practices in sustainable   tourism managementwhat should donor funded projects achieve              Dr Xavier Font   ...
In your experience, what are the    reasons why projects fail/succeed?          Failure                           Success•...
The most desirable projects…1. Have focused and realistic objectives, given the   limitations of time and resources2. Buil...
Projects are least likely to…1. Monitor and report publicly all positive/negative   impacts2. Have a mechanism to ensure t...
The business of donor funding1. Reasons for funding not feasibility or impact. No needs   analysis.2. Donors unwilling to ...
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  1. 1. Best Practices in sustainable tourism managementwhat should donor funded projects achieve Dr Xavier Font Leeds Metropolitan University
  2. 2. In your experience, what are the reasons why projects fail/succeed? Failure Success•unprofessional project •leadership,management, •professional and skilled•failure to recognise the local staff,situation, •sustainability of project,•lack of leadership, •a well-defined project,•unprofessional or unskilled •and collaboration andstaff, communication between•lack of collaboration and stakeholderscommunication betweenstakeholders
  3. 3. The most desirable projects…1. Have focused and realistic objectives, given the limitations of time and resources2. Build local capacity and ensure knowledge transfer3. Are clear about objectives and targets4. Have a clear market, tourists or tourism businesses, for the goods or services5. Have credible evidence that the project will be sustainable and not donor dependent
  4. 4. Projects are least likely to…1. Monitor and report publicly all positive/negative impacts2. Have a mechanism to ensure that the development of supply does not outstrip demand3. Only finance replicable projects with clear transferability4. Engage local people in the project approval process5. Get real support from political leaders
  5. 5. The business of donor funding1. Reasons for funding not feasibility or impact. No needs analysis.2. Donors unwilling to admit failure and would prefer continue funding unfeasible but politically appealing projects3. Donors care more about spending the budget & form filling than making a difference4. We propose unrealistic projects to get the funding5. Nobody asks the beneficiaries. It was free, so anything is better than nothing6. Short term results focus- capacity building is not an option7. No evaluation of project sustainability beyond funded period8. Donors do not want to evaluate because it would show “the emperor’s cloak”

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