Factors influencing the sustainability of donor aided projects in Msambweni constituency, Kwale county, Kenya.
This research study investigated factors influencing sustainability of donor funded projects in Msambweni constituency, Kwale County, Kenya. The researcher particularly sought to examine why in spite of the concerted efforts by developers, sustainability remains a big challenge. The study was conceived after the researcher conducted monitoring and evaluation on the community donor funded projects and found out that sustainability of the projects were un-attended to. The study was conducted through descriptive research survey, data collected for one month using questioners from the sample size of 102 respondents out of a total population of 2,520 beneficiaries. Data processing was done using statistical package for social science (SPSS). The obtained data was analyzed by frequency tallies, percentages, cross tabulations and Chi Square test of hypothesis. The research findings established that economic factors such as the presence of income generating activities and over reliance on donor funding have a major effect on sustainability of donor funded community projects. The study found out that technology has an impact in ensuring the sustainability of community project. Community participation especially the role played by the community in the project selection was found to have a major impact on the sustainability of the donor funded project. And the study recommends that the community understand the need to engage in income generating activities to boost the project. The researcher suggests that it is necessary to conduct further studies to identify the effects of level of education on donor funded community projects, evaluate the implication of unsustainable donor funded projects.