Implementation of non- governmenta organizations funded projects: An evaluation of Camp International, Msambweni district,Kwale county, Kenya
Ombwori, Jane OA
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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have played a tremendous role in addressing the issues of poverty, equality and development. The decentralization of governments and scaling-back of social spending advocated by the international financial institutions and large aid-donor organizations throughout the last decades have created considerable spaces for NGOs and made them key figures in a wide range of social sectors (Odera and Miruka 2007). Consequently, NGOs playa critical role in all areas of development thus their success or failure directly impact the success or failure of development initiatives and a peoples standard of living in any given area. (Dhillon and Hansra 1995). Besides, based on their sizes, operating structure, and connections to the community they serve, most local NGOs are in a better position than government bureaucracies to respond quickly to identified needs and opportunities at the community level. These characteristics also allow NGOs to respond flexibly to the complex and rapidly evolving pandemic, make mid-course adjustments as necessary, and tailor existing programsto local realities (M. Edwards and J. Gaventa, 2001). A good example of this impact of NGO funded project is Msambweni District, Kwale County where almost 85% of the residents live below poverty level and rely heavily on the NGO funded projects for their sustenance and development. This made the area a good study location for any study that looks into the determinants of implementation of the NGO funded projects. However, it has been noted that some non- governmental funded projects do not meet their intended objectives as they soon or later collapse leaving the people desperately in need.The purpose of the study was thus to assess the determinants of implementation of Non -Governmental funded projects in Msambweni District Kwale County. The study applied a descriptive survey model in order to clearly establish the relationships between the factors identified in the literature review and the implementation of the NGO funded projects. Data was collected using questionnaires, observation and interviews before coding and sorting and testing for validity and reliability. The study found out that the implementation ofNGO funded projects is influenced by Donor partnerships, Community roles, Competence of project team and Government support. The study found out that the projects run by Camp International are successful. However much of this success is attributed to the competence of the project team and government support with community roles and donor relation lowering the level of success. From these findings the recommendations have been made in the report. The fmdings was presented in tables graphs and charts and availed in Library for use by scholars and other stakeholders of the NGO funded projects.