An Investigation of the Adequacy of Monitoring and Evaluation Practice in Public Projects in Kenya
Fredrick Otieno Okuta1, Abednego Gwaya2, Wanyona Githae3
1Mr. Fredrick Otieno Okuta, Student, Master of Construction Project Management, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi, Kenya.
2Dr. Abednego Gwaya, Senior Lecturer Department of Construction Management, School of Architecture and Building Sciences (SABS), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi, Kenya.
3Dr. Wanyona Githae, Senior Lecturer, Department of Construction Management, School of Architecture and Building Sciences (SABS), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi, Kenya.
Manuscript received on January 02, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on January 05, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2019. | PP: 5-8 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2019. | Retrieval Number: E3175018519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Practice of Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) has become an increasingly important tool within the global efforts in achieving environmental, economic and social sustainability. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) help those involved with projects to assess if progress is being achieved in line with expectations or not so that reasonable measures can be taken in good time to ensure the project success. While the knowledge on monitoring and evaluation of projects exists, the administrative components of monitoring and evaluation seem to be lacking in the management of county government funded projects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the adequacy of Monitoring and Evaluation in county government funded projects in Kenya. The study investigated the influence of policy, level of planning, resources and the process on the adequacy of monitoring and evaluation exercise in the county government funded projects in Kenya. The study adopted a survey research design and the target population were the county government projects coordination department members. Two completed projects were sampled from each of the 47 counties in Kenya. 72 out of 94 questionnaires sent to the field were returned translating to 76% response rate. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 16 which involved descriptive and inferential statistics. The study established that policies (r = 0.604, P < 0.01), planning (r = 0.596, P < 0.01), availability of resources (r = 0.815, P < 0.01) and process (r = 0.889, P < 0.01) have a significant influence on the adequacy of monitoring and evaluation of county government funded projects in Kenya.
Keywords: Monitoring, Evaluation, County Government Funded Projects.