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Assessment of risk associated with road infrastructure development in the developing countries.

Hamma-Adama, Mansur; Ogunnusi, Mercy; Mashwama, Nokulunga X.; Ahmad, Abdul-Basit Sa�eed; Abba, Hadi Abubakar


Mansur Hamma-Adama

Nokulunga X. Mashwama

Abdul-Basit Sa�eed Ahmad

Hadi Abubakar Abba


Developing countries are striving to build their infrastructure to foster their economic growth. Authors discovered that continuous rising in the access to locations along with spending on infrastructure enhances the economic development and growth of developing countries. However, this development process comes with various challenges such as the right of way, traffic management, diversions, noise, vibration, dust etc. In addition to that, the weak performance of road construction projects in these countries can be attributed to the inefficient understanding and deployment of risk management. As a result of these challenges, residents, businesses, travellers etc. are subject to risks at different levels and magnitudes. This study aims to identify and measure the risks associated with infrastructure development within cities in the developing nations. A questionnaire is used as a tool for data collection; the collected data is then analysed using percentages and Risk Assessment Matrix (RAM). The study identifies the significant risks associated with road infrastructure development (i.e. Heavy, traffic, Dust and Accident and Destruction) in the cities and their severity. This study contributes to identifying rating and likelihood of the associated risks while evaluating the critical risks that needed attention.


HAMMA-ADAMA, M., OGUNNUSI, M., MASHWAMA, N.X., AHMAD, A.-B.S. and ABBA, H.A. 2021. Assessment of risk associated with road infrastructure development in the developing countries. Global scientific journals [online], 9(7), pages 1223-1229. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 20, 2021
Online Publication Date Jul 20, 2021
Publication Date Jul 31, 2021
Deposit Date Aug 6, 2021
Publicly Available Date Aug 6, 2021
Journal Global scientific journals
Electronic ISSN 2320-9186
Publisher Global Scientific Journals
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 7
Pages 1223-1229
Keywords Developing countries; Infrastructure; Risk assessment; Road construction
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