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Projects are funded through external donors in the development sector, and there is pressure on the project owner implementing agency to show the efficient use of funds to its donor through the value generated by the project. Effective project governance can facilitate benefit management throughout the lifecycle of a project by embedding benefit management practices within its framework. This study examines the relationship between effective project governance and project success using benefit management as a mediating variable in the development sector of Pakistan. To study the relationship between these three variables, a quantitative research methodology was used whereby a quantitative survey was conducted with 32 items for project governance, benefit management, and project success. A total of 173 project management professionals in the development sector of Pakistan participated in this study. The results in this study identified the practices within both project governance and benefit management that positively impact project success. The findings of this study are intended for the use of policymakers and development sector professionals to understand the importance of integration of benefit management practices within effective project governance so that the projects undertaken in the sector can generate maximum value for the intended purpose beneficiaries.
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