Pork Barrel Project

What is a “pork barrel project?

AI tells me that he term “pork barrel project” refers to government spending that is intended to benefit a specific local community or constituency, often for political reasons. This type of spending is usually criticized as a waste of taxpayer money and as a form of corruption, as it is often used to reward political allies or to secure votes.

Have you come across a “pork barrel project” in your country?