Factors influencing implementation of monitoring and evaluation of projects in NGO's: a case of East Africa Wildlife Society
Project monitoring and evaluation is fundamental if the project objectives and success is to be achieved. Monitoring and evaluation of project improves overall efficiency of project planning, management and implementation. This study sought to find out the factors affecting the implementation of monitoring and evaluation of projects a case of East Africa Wild Life Society. The study sought to understand how Finance affects M&E implementation; and also examined the level of participation of stakeholders in the monitoring and evaluation process. Without forgetting the level of skills M&E officers posses to enable them perform the process satisfactorily and also the availability of enough staff to perform M&E. The study targeted all subgroups in East Africa Wildlife Society and their donor funded projects. The research was a survey and it used instruments like questionnaires, interviews a. Analysis was descriptive in nature. About 73 respondents were given questionnaires and 69 of the respondents returned them. The study showed that higher percentage of M&E officers had a high level of education though little skills of M&E. It further indicated that a higher number of stakeholders were not involved in monitoring and evaluation and also the projects do not allocate enough funds monitoring and evaluation. This research recommends further research to be done to investigate the system concepts on performing evaluation. It also recommends that a research to be done to address the gap that exist between interpretation of Monitoring and Evaluation framework and its implementation.