|Title||A framework to assess plan implementation maturity with an application to flood management in Vietnam|
|Author(s)||Phi, Ho Long; Hermans, L.M.; Douven, W.J.A.M.; Halsema, G.E. Van; Khan, Malik Fida|
|Source||Water International 40 (2015)7. - ISSN 0250-8060 - p. 984 - 1003.|
Water Resources Management
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||flood management - MOTA - motivation-ability - plan implementation - stakeholder analysis - Vietnam|
Implementation failure is a long-known Achilles’ heel of water and flood management plans. Contemporary planning approaches address the implementation challenge by using more participatory planning processes to ensure support for plans, assuming that this support will also benefit plan implementation. A proactive analysis of possible implementation issues during the planning stage is not yet common. This paper introduces a framework based on the motivation and ability of actors, supported by concepts of triggers, threats and opportunities. A case application for flood management in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, demonstrates the use of this motivation-ability framework to assess plan implementation maturity.