The factors influencing the application of participatory monitoring and evalution in community based projects: a case of IDPs in Mogadishu Somalia
This study was concerned with the factors influencing application of participatory monitoring and evaluation on community based projects. (A case study of Mogadishu Somalia).The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that influence participatory monitoring and evaluation on community based projects in Mogadishu Somalia with the aim of strengthening the participatory monitoring and evaluation so that the community can reap maximum benefits from the food projects. The research objectives to guide the study includes; to establish the influence of time availability on the application of participatory monitoring & evaluation community based projects, to investigate the influence of resource availability on application of participatory monitoring & evaluation on community based projects, to assess the influence of skills availability on application of participatory monitoring & evaluation on community based projects, to examine how participants influence participatory monitoring & evaluation on community based projects, and lastly to explore the extent to which the nature of the organization involved influences participatory monitoring & evaluation on community based projects. Descriptive design was employed while purposive and a stratified sampling technique was used to sample the study sample. Descriptive statistic in form of frequency and percentage tables was used to analyze the data. The findings of this study were that time was found to be very important in PMIE. Sufficient time is needed to develop adapt and implement the agreed process of P MIE hence time was found to be central to the success of PMIE. Training was also found to be very important in PMIE and it needed a lot of time to be build into the stakeholders. This was because all the leaders indicated that methodologies of doing PMIE needed to be taught to the stakeholders first before embarking on it and selection of indictors also took time. Resources in form of finances and human resource was indeed necessary for PMIE for various activities such as planning, implementation, monitoring and mobilizing the community among other activities. Skills were also found to be necessary in the following area, planning, implementing, assessing and monitoring and for numeracy, literacy, interviewing and monitoring in qualitative and quantitative methods, for Management Information Systems (MIS) and for follow ups. Though identification of those to participate in the study was done using clan elders the implementing agency often found it difficult to identify qualified people for PMIE.