The relationship between monitoring and evaluation and the success of projects
This study sought to establish the relationship between Monitoring and Evaluation and success of NGO donor funded projects in Kenya and to establish Monitoring and Evaluation practice among NGO donor funded projects in Kenya. The population of interest in this study comprised all Non Governmental Organisations (NGO’S) based in Nairobi. The researcher used stratified random sampling and structured questionnaires as the main data collection instrument. Descriptive statistics such as percentages, frequencies, means, standard deviations tables, pie charts and other graphs were used as appropriate in addition, inferential statistics was also used. The study found out that there is a positive relationship between Monitoring and Evaluation and the success of NGO projects. The study explored the various facets of M&E and their extent of influence to the success of NGO donor funded projects in Kenya. The study found out that M &E practices to a great extent were motivated primarily by a desire to comply with regulations and avoid donors freezing aid. In conclusion the study recommends the need for NGO’s in Kenya to put in place more robust M&E systems so as make them an integral component of programming, strategic planning, budget and performance management.