Influence of monitoring and evaluation practices on the performance of county government projects: a case of market shelter construction projects in Kitui East Subcounty
Kaula, Paul Musyoka
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This study sought to assess the influence of Monitoring and Evaluation Practices on performance of County Government projects in Kenya. A case of Market Shelter Construction Project in Kitui East Sub-County. The study was to investigate Monitoring and Evaluation practices at the County Governments Projects in Kenya and its effect on Project Performance. The broad aim of this study was to ascertain the influence of the practices of monitoring and evaluation on the performance of County Government projects. The study will be beneficial for Policy planning and implementation in County Government projects. The specific aims of this research were to determine the influence of planning process, budgetary allocation and stakeholder’s capacity building on performance of County Governments' projects in Kenya. The target populations for this study was 72 respondents (2 project managers, 30 top Administrative manager and 40 Business persons). The study used census sampling. A structured questionnaire was used to collect primary data. Descriptive statistics was used in the study. The analysis of data was be done by utilizing computerized statistical package of social scientists (SPSS) and summarized in tables for interpretation and inference. M & E practices was analyzed at three levels of planning process, budgetary allocation and stakeholder capacity building. A total number of 72 respondents were targeted. 68 respondents returned their data. The study found out that monitoring practices and its adoption significantly influences the project performance Based on the findings from this study, all correlation showed that independent variables (Monitoring planning, Capacity building and budgetary allocation) as mandatory practices influences county government projects performance thus the study recommended that monitoring practices should be embraced in county government projects management. The study concluded on the basis of findings reveals that monitoring practices have positive impacts on projects performance in county governments in Kenya. The results from the study will contribute to solving various projects monitoring constraints that county governments go through in implementation of their projects.
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