Factors Influencing Sustainability Of Community Based County Projects In Kenya: A Case Of Isiolo North Sub County, Isiolo County
Kaimenyi, Muriuki Dennis
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This study intended to determine the factors influencing sustainability of community based county projects. This study aimed to highlight the factors that influence the sustainability of the community based county projects. The study focused on four key objectives which will were to establish how community participation influences sustainability of community based projects, to identify the extent funding influences sustainability of community based county projects, to identify how capacity building influences sustainability of community based county projects and to establish the role of project implementers on the sustainability of community based county projects. This study would contribute greatly to identify to the factors why most community based projects are more likely to end after donor exits. The study would be used as a policy making document for understanding the different roles to be played for sustainability of projects to be obtained.The study is organized into five chapters. Chapter one introduces the study and gives the objectives of the study. Chapter two reviews existing literature on the study topic and identify the knowledge gap. Chapter three gives the research methodology for the study. Chapter four gives the discussion of the data with the presentation being in table format.The researcher used descriptive analysis and both qualitative and quantitative data was collected. The target population for this study was 2420 respondents. This study adopted the stratified sampling technique. The sample size (n) was 343 respondents. The data was collected using a self-administered questionnaire .The primary data was analyzed though the statistics package for social sciences (SPSS) .The findings of the study revealed that community participation is crucial in the undertakings of projects. Funding .capacity building and project implementers were also found to be crucial aspects of factors influencing sustainability. The study recommended regular monitoring and evaluation to ensure projects meets the needs of the community while also involvement of different stakeholders for the betterment of the community. The project managers ought to have the technical skills to identify ways to resource mobilize and also to ensure the project is able to continue even after the exit of donors.
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