Monitoring and evaluation practices and governance in Hope Worldwide Kenya
Kinyanjui, Ken Kihumba
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This study seeks to examine monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices and governance in Hope Worldwide Kenya. The specific objectives were; to determine the role of monitoring and evaluation planning in promoting governance at Hope Worldwide Kenya, to establish the role of stakeholders’ engagement on governance at Hope Worldwide, to assess the role of capacity building on governance at Hope Worldwide and to identify the role of M&E accountability on governance at Hope Worldwide Kenya. The study adopted Evaluation Theory and New Public Management (NPM) as these theories informed this study by M&E effectiveness practices. The target population of this study was 600 employees of Hope Worldwide Kenya in Kiambu County. A descriptive research design was used in the study. Stratified random sampling was used to determine the sample size of 180 using Mugenda Mugenda (2003) narrative of 30% of the total population out of whom 141 responded giving a response rate of 78%. Primary data was collected using a structured questionnaire. The collected data was cleaned, edited and coded to ensure good quality of the data. Coding of the data was done according to different variables and descriptive statistics such as frequencies, mode, mean, percentages, and standard deviations for ease of interpretation. Tables and figures were used to analyze and interpret the data. The data was then analyzed using descriptive statistics and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS V.21 software). The study found out that 41.8% M&E planning practice in Hope Worldwide is effective, 25.5% very effective, 17.7% ineffective and 14.9% very ineffective. 82.3% of the respondents agreed that stakeholders’ engagement is important in governance. The study recommends that the management should outline the weak point of the planning practice and put more strategies to up lift the planning process and link it to governance. Also the decision making process of stakeholders should be efficient enough to appeal to the understanding of the management team of the organization. The organization should invest in the allocation of resources for the M&E capacity building and ensure recognition and integration of governance of management and finally accountability being a key determinant in governance of Hope Worldwide Kenya it should be recognized by donors and practitioners in organizations by ensuring the prudent use of resources.
Africa Nazarene University