Influence of monitoring and evaluation practices and financial performance of projects in Nairobi county, Kenya: a case of Action Aid Kenya
Bundi, Emma Nyamusi
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This study was carried out to determine the influence of monitoring and evaluation on the financial performance of projects at the Action Aid Kenya. The study looked at the influence of monitoring and evaluation planning on the financial performance of projects, the influence of staff training on the financial performance of projects and the influence of monitoring and evaluation budgeting on the financial performance of projects at the Action Aid Kenya. This study was guided by the theory of change and the realistic evaluation theory. The target population involved 600 employees working at Action Aid Kenya. A descriptive research design was used in the study. Stratified random sampling was used to select the sample of the study which was 20% of the target population. Data was collected from primary sources using semi-structured questionnaires so as to get detailed information. Questionnaires were tested for validity and reliability before distribution to the respondents. Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) V.22 was used to analyze data using descriptive statistics. The study found out that M&E planning, staff training and M&E budgeting are the major determinants of financial performance of projects at the NGOs in Kenya. Therefore, the study concluded that planning, M&E training, and M&E budgeting influences the financial performance of the projects. In line with the findings and conclusion the study recommends that M&E planning be implemented in Actionaid Kenya and all non-governmental organizations. Staff training and M &E budgeting needs to be adhered to in the organization because from the findings it was noted these influences the financial performance of projects within organizations.
Africa Nazarene University