The current public project selection process faces many challenges, and its application frequently distorts the original objectives.
To address these shortcomings, Nigeria should implement 4 reforms to optimise the process:
■ Making feasibility studies mandatory could immediately contribute to improving the quality of projects submitted;
■ The budget process should be restructured to ensure prompt release of funds;
■ A monitoring and evaluation system should be used to support implementation;
■ An asset management system should be created to support the monitoring and evaluation framework.